FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a Lebanese man walks past sand barriers that were set in front of jewelry shop in a Shiite neighborhood in a southern suburb of Beirut. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
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Lebanon is at risk of crumbling as a state under the burden of 1.1 million Syrian refugees and foreign donors must make good on pledges of support to help it survive the crisis, the top U.N. official in the small coastal country warned on Monday.Over 1.12 million refugees from Syria's civil war next door have registered in Lebanon, accounting for one-quarter of its population and exacerbating a severe water shortage, Mountain said.Syria's Sunni-Shiite sectarian divisions are largely mirrored in Lebanon, where civil war raged from 1975 to 1990 .Syrian refugees are scattered in 1,700 poor communities, mainly in the northern Lebanese provinces of Akkar and Bekaa, straining relations as some Lebanese have lost jobs to Syrians willing to be paid less, Mountain said.The United Nations says tiny Lebanon has taken in 38 percent of all Syrian refugees in the Middle East, more than any other country.
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