Study: More than 1,500 children living on Lebanon’s streets

BEIRUT – More than 1,500 children are living or working on Lebanon’s streets, nearly three-quarters of them Syrian and most scraping a living by begging or roadside vending, a study published Monday showed.

The number of children begging in Lebanese cities is one of the most visible signs of the country’s refugee crisis. Lebanon hosts more than 1.5 million Syrians from the civil war next door, the highest refugee population in the world per capita. A total of 1,510 children were found to be living or working on the streets according to the study from the International Labour Organization, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF and charity Save the Children International.



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