A Syrian refugee boy sits outside his tent next to his family at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon. (AP/Hussein Malla)
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The number of Syrian refugees has dropped in recent months, as the government reviewed the criteria determining refugee status, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Wednesday, reaffirming that Lebanon was not a country of resettlement."Syrian refugees in Lebanon decreased from an estimated 1.2 to 1.1 million, which is an average of 100,000 people, a figure that we consider as acceptable," Derbas said in comments published Wednesday in daily Al-Liwaa. He said an estimated 4,000 refugees had also been accepted for permanent settlement in third countries, a trend that Lebanon will be encouraging at a meeting in Geneva next month to discuss resettlement of Syrian refugees.
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