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Syrian families in Lebanon suffer food insecurity: UNHCR


Beirut: About 74 percent of the Syrian displaced families suffer a certain amount of food insecurity, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon said Saturday.

In a report titled “Evaluation of vulnerability of Syrians displaced in Lebanon” published by the commission, the UNHCR said one of the main sources of livelihood for the family members of displaced Syrians is food vouchers, that make up 41 percent of the resources, Xinhua reported.

About 70 percent of families registered with the UNHCR receive food vouchers on a regular basis, and about 41 percent receive household kits, while about 25 percent benefit from regular health care, it said, adding that 40 percent of the families have seven or more members and 65 percent include children under five years old.

The number of displaced Syrians in Lebanon has exceeded 1.1 million. It is expected to reach 1.5 million by the year-end, the UNHCR’s latest report said.