Syrian refugees walk along a makeshift settlement in Bar Elias in the Bekaa valley January 5, 2015
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Syria conflict: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.

Travel between the two countries was previously largely unrestricted, but now Syrians will have to obtain a visa.

The United Nations has asked the government to clarify whether the "most vulnerable refugees" can still gain access.

Paul Wood reports from Lebanon.

  • 05 Jan 2015
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