File - Syrian refugees stand in a flooded tent at a makeshift settlement, during a wind storm in Akkar, northern Lebanon January 7, 2015. REUTERS/STR
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Amid a flurry of film crews, photographers and black SUVs, the UNHCR's Antonio Guterres arrived at a tented settlement near Deir al-Ahmar last September.In February, Abu Ahmad and the refugees in his settlement still have no latrine, no water and no heating oil.The United Nations and aid agencies have provided lifesaving services to more than a million refugees in Lebanon.In Abu Ahmad's camp many, but not all, of the refugees are registered with the United Nations.But even some refugees who are registered with the UNHCR say they aren't receiving the most basic, lifesaving aid. Refugees in other camps across Lebanon also expressed frustration with their situation and with the humanitarian agencies charged with providing for them. Abu Jassem, a Syrian refugee who manages a tented settlement in Mar Elias, said that despite repeated calls to aid agencies and humanitarian workers, no one has come to check on the waterlogged camp which was badly damaged in a recent storm. Aid workers in Arsal, Faten said, show little sympathy for the refugees.
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