Syrian refugee children on the streets of Lebanon selling flowers
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Syrian refugee children forced to beg on Lebanon streets

25 April 2014 Last updated at 22:48 BST

For the more than two and a half million people who have fled Syria since the start of the civil war, both security and poverty have become growing problems.

One of the largest refugee populations is in neighbouring Lebanon.

There, desperate families are being forced to send their children into the streets to beg.

Paul Wood reports.