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Bader, who arrived from rural Aleppo in 2012, has been living in Lebanon illegally for a year, after her entry permit expired and she could not afford the $200 charge to renew it, the requirement for all Syrians above the age of 15 .The average Syrian refugee in Lebanon makes $250 a month and the opportunity cost of renewing one entry coupon entails forfeiting money to pay four months of rent or heating, food for just over a month or one non-caesarian birth, according to the calculations of the Norwegian Refugee Council. In 2013, General Security detained 1,300 Syrians over issues of residency.In practice, this has kept Lebanese borders with Syria open and led General Security to extend legal stay for Syrians to a year at no charge, but after that, renewing the entry permit comes at a cost.As of July 2013, the legal clinic has seen 620 refugees, 50 percent of whom have issues in registering newborns.
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