Syrian refugees in Lebanon hit 1 million: 1/4-th of the population -
NEW YORK.- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Thursday that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has exceeded one million, nearly a quarter of Lebanon’s total population. "The influx of a million refugees would be massive in any country. For Lebanon, a small nation beset by internal difficulties, the impact is staggering," said High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. UNHCR added that more than 400,000 of those refugees are school-aged Syrian children, surpassing the number of Lebanese children in public schools.