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Despite a small decrease in the overall number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the vulnerable community is facing increased challenges, UNHCR announced this week in its final update for 2016 .The report, an official update of work by major aid agencies on the Syrian crisis in Lebanon covering December 2016 to January 2017 and released Tuesday, marked another slight decrease in registered refugees to 1,011,366 – down 185,194 from a peak of 1,196,560 in April 2015 .The report included a summary of the finalized 2016 "Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees" that noted a third of refugees were moderately or severely food insecure – an increase of 12 percent since 2015 .While UNHCR has reported a decrease in the number of registered refugees, there remains a large number of unregistered refugees who arrived after the 2015 cutoff.
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