Clay, one of the members of Clowns Without Borders, entertains Syrian refugee children in Jab Janine, West Bekaa June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim
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David Clay, a clown from Oregon, thinks not.On Monday, Clay dressed up in his navy blue suit, crooked black hat and a polka dot tie to entertain 200 Syrian refugee children who are now living in neighbouring Lebanon.The tiny Mediterranean country hosts one million refugees, who have fled cluster bombs, chemical weapons and al Qaeda militants in a war that has killed more than 160,000 in three years. In Haiti, where a 2010 earthquake killed more than 250,000 people, Clay said other aid groups were originally suspicious of his work, dubious of the results in a high stress situation with limited resources.Aid group Save the Children says one in three children it surveyed last year had seen a close friend or relative killed.
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