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Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanese Farmlands

Akkar is one of the poorest regions in Lebanon with a normal population of around 200,000 people. Recently, it has become host to nearly 200,000 Syrian refugees, effectively doubling the population of this impoverished region. Resources are at a premium more than ever.

The United Nations Development Programme has developed a farmers’ cooperative to help increase productivity. Today, the sustainable program helps 70 percent of farmers in the area, allowing this poor region to thrive despite poverty’s challenges.

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