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Smallest Country in Middle East Lebanon Spent 1/3 of GDP on Syrian Refugees

© REUTERS / Hassan AbdallahChildren walk near the remains of tents that were burnt in a refugee camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley June 1, 2015.
Children walk near the remains of tents that were burnt in a refugee camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley June 1, 2015. - Sputnik International
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The Lebanese prime minister said that his country had spent almost one-third of its GDP on refugees, which "had a devastating impact on the economic development" of the country.

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The refugee crisis in Europe is a consequence of an inadequate response to the Syrian conflict, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Saturday.

"The refugee crisis that Europe is facing today is a direct result of an inadequate response [to the Syrian conflict]," Salam said in a statement at the UN Sustainable Development Summit.

Migrants from Syria walk along a road in the village of Miratovac near the town of Presevo, Serbia August 24, 2015 - Sputnik International
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According to Salam, Lebanon, the smallest country in the region, has taken in over 1.2 million Syrian refugees so far.

The four-year-long Syrian civil war forced over 4 million people to flee the country to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, according to the UN data.

Lebanon has spent over $7 billion to support refugees over the last four years, according to internal record keeping, while the country's external debt amounts to about $70 billion.

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