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Lebanese president highlights crisis of Syrian refugees at UN General Assembly

President Michel Aoun said the presence of 1.5 million Syrians is having numerous negative effects on crisis-stricken Lebanon, which has the second-largest Syrian refugee population in the world.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun delivers a pre-recorded speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly meeting at UN headquarters, New York, Sept. 24, 2021.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun highlighted the crisis of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at the United Nations Friday, as well as inaction by the international community on the issue. 

Aoun addressed the UN General Assembly via a video message. In his remarks, he said that there have been negative effects as a result of the “displaced Syrians that flowed into Lebanon.” 

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