Syrian refugee children play in the dirt street of a Syrian refugee camp in the town of al-Faour, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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Some 750,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon will have their food aid cut by 50 percent next month as the United Nations implements severe cost-saving strategies in the face of funding shortfalls.Lebanon has taken in over a million Syrian refugees, equivalent to a quarter of the population before the war broke out in Syria.According to a progress report on the response to the Syria refugee crisis issued by the U.N., 45 percent of refugees in Lebanon are living in substandard shelters. The agency has already cut $100 rent assistance provided to 43,000 Syrian Palestinian refugees that are living in Lebanon.
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