Destination Lebanon

Mapping the communities Syrian refugees now call home

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During the first year of the Syrian uprising, relatively few refugees registered with the UNHCR, the United Nations’ refugee agency. By the end of June 2012, only 25,000 had registered and they were largely concentrated in North Lebanon. Since then, the numbers have soared. By the end of the year, the count had quintupled and the flow was permeating all populated areas. And by the end of June 2013, there were nearly half a million registered refugees in more than 1,400 Lebanese communities. Most of these communities were home to fewer than 100 registrants, but more than 100 housed 1,000 or more — with several hosting more than 10,000.

Click here or on the image below to see our interactive guide to all Syrian refugees.

Benjamin Redd

Ben is a Beirut based investigative journalist. He served as Executive's resident data geek from 2013 to 2014, and as managing editor from 2014 to 2015.