An installation designed to look like a devastated Syrian classroom has been set up by an NGO in front of the EU headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with EU and U.N. officials Monday before departing for Brussels where he hopes to rally international support for Lebanon in its hosting of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.Hariri discussed with EU Ambassador Christina Lassen and the U.N.'s resident and humanitarian coordinator the importance of the international community increasing its support for the host communities who, at the forefront of the Syrian crisis, are hosting more than 5.6 million refugees, according to an official EU statement.Lebanon is supporting the highest number of refugees per capita in the world with just under 1 million registered with the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR. Lebanon's Minister of State for Refugee Affairs Mouin Merehbi also met with a group of Syrian refugees in the Bekaa's Saadnayel area Monday, vowing to deliver the refugees' "messages" to the conference.
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