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A U.N. campaign to reduce negative perceptions of refugees sparked controversy among attending media at a news conference held Thursday.Jurdi introduced the global campaign entitled "TOGETHER- Respect, Safety and Dignity for All" which was launched in September at the U.N. Summit for Refugees and Migrants. While the campaign is global in response to the international nature of the refugee crisis, Jurdi said he wanted Thursday's discussion to focus on the Lebanese context because of the high number of refugees in the country.Lebanon, a country of roughly 4.3 million, currently hosts the highest number of refugees per capita than any other country in the world with 1.03 registered Syrian refugees – though the government estimate is much higher – and just under 500,000 Palestinian refugees. Jurdi focused on perceptions of refugees and migrants in Lebanon and the role of media portrayal of the issues.
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