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Coughing, 10-year-old Mohammad Ahmad al-Ahmad stood in a cramped, makeshift medical clinic as Dr. Ali Rislan examined him.Friday was the third day NGO Beyond's emergency medical team had been at Hawsh al-Harimeh 006, a large refugee settlement of around 300 tents in West Bekaa, just a few kilometers from the Syrian border.This tent belonged to the sharweesh, the head of the camp, but with so many sick needing care, part of it had been turned into an emergency clinic.This camp has around 20 tents, some housing large families, some containing two families each.According to the December figures from the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, around 360,000 of the just under 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in the Bekaa Valley. As a light rain fell, Layla and her team went from tent to tent.A 2017 vulnerability assessment by U.N. agencies found that around 17 percent of the then just over 1 million registered Syrian refugee households in Lebanon were living in improvised shelters in informal tented settlements.
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