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Conflict zones for Dummies

‘Syrian Border: 35 km,’ shows the board next to the highway. A buzz of excitement goes through the bus. I’m in Beirut, for a two-day conference on the refugee crisis in Lebanon. This tiny country of 4 million people is hosting over 1.5 million refugees. Today the Lebanese organisation hosting the conference is taking us on a visit of the refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley, near the Syrian border.