Letter from Beirut

Land of refugees

Print edition : March 07, 2014

Residents of Syria's besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, south of Damascus, carrying food parcels distributed by the U.N. relief agency on February 1. Photo: Handout/AFP

Syrian refugees at the Karkamis camp near Gaziantep in southern Turkey. Photo: AFP

The number of refugees in West Asia riddle the imagination: there are millions of them. Conditions in Syria are deteriorating rapidly now, pushing more and more people to the country’s frontiers.
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