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UN Groups: 30,000 Refugees Flood Into Lebanon Monthly

As more and more refugees flee the conflict in Syria, Mohammad Harfoush notes that these displaced citizens are severely affecting the delicate internal situation in Lebanon.
A Syrian family fleeing the violence in their country, sit inside their car as they queue at the Lebanese-Syrian border, in al-Masnaa December 18, 2012. More than 1,000 Palestinian refugees living in Syria have crossed into Lebanon in the past 24 hours, a source at the Lebanese border said on Tuesday, after Syrian rebels took control of a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi  (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)

The civil war in Syria shows no sign of ending, and Syria’s future hangs in the balance. The conflict has shifted to the stage of division of power through the division of land under the slogan of supporting the opposition coalition, the military resolution and the transitional phase, which is based on revenge and on settling scores with blood and violent behavior.

Consequently, Syria has entered a phase of plots, ambitions and greedy desires for effective authoritarian power within sectarian and categorical regions or squares. As a result, more Syrian and Palestinian refugees are pouring into Lebanon, generating more imbalances at the economic level and affecting security and the standard of living.

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