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Syrian refugees in Lebanon exceed 800,000: UN

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Beirut – The number of Syrians who have fled their war-torn country to neighbouring Lebanon has exceeded 800,000, the latest UN refugee agency report said Sunday.

While more than 713,000 refugees in Lebanon have been registered, over 87,000 are still waiting to complete their registration process, Xinhua quoted the UN high commissioner of refugees as saying.

Thousands of refugees have been crossing the border to come to Lebanon, the report added.

More than 8,000 Syrian babies were born in Lebanon since March 2011, said the report, adding many of them may not be eligible to receive proper identity cards.

Lebanon has repeatedly called on the international community to help it cope with the large influx of Syrian refugees.

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