Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, left, and U.N. Envoy Lakhdar Ibrahimi attend a security conference in Munich on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (The Daily Star/DalatiNohra)
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Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Saturday the Syrian refugee crisis was taking a heavy toll on Lebanon's society and economy, asking the international community for additional support.Speaking at a security conference in Germany, Mikati also called for a cease-fire in Syria until warring parties at the international, regional and local levels reach a deal to resolve the nearly 3-year-old crisis. Officials in Lebanon have said that more than 1.3 million Syrians have fled into the country since the conflict in Syria began in March of 2011 .The caretaker prime minister also spoke about the crisis in Syria, saying the conflict beyond Lebanon's borders was multifaceted and reflected the conflict of regional and international interests.
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