File - Syrian refugees children play outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Marj in Bekaa valley, Lebanon June 29, 2014.(AP/Bilal Hussein)
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The Social Affairs Ministry has decided that two refugee camps will be established in Masnaa in the Bekaa Valley and Abdeh in north Lebanon as part of a pilot project, ministry adviser Hala al-Helou said Thursday.She said the team tasked with conducting a technical study for the two camps would begin its work Friday. Earlier, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said a decision had been taken in principle to establish trial camps along the border with Syria. Initial reports said the camps would be set up past General Security checkpoints, along the no-man's-land before the Syrian frontier.Gebara said issues pertaining to security in the camps would be clarified next week.Ghali questioned whether the U.N., the Arab League, or the Lebanese government would provide security for the camps.
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