Hosting more Syrian refugees than the entire United States: Small Lebanon village of KETERMAYA

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One village in Lebanon is hosting more Syrian refugees than the entire United States

KETERMAYA, Lebanon — There is a small village in the mountains of Lebanon that is hosting more Syrian refugees than all 50 US states combined.

Situated at the southern end of the Mount Lebanon range, Ketermaya is a quiet little place surrounded by patches of farmland. Much of the traffic in the area goes to and from a nearby cement factory.

A young boy rides his bicycle at an informal camp for Syrian refugees in Ketermaya, Lebanon.

Richard HallGlobalPost

It isn’t a particularly wealthy town, but the residents here have taken in thousands of refugees fleeing the war in Syria.

“We have a history of welcoming refugees,” says Ali Tafesh, a local business owner. “In 2006 we did the same,” he adds, referring to the displacement of people caused by Israel’s invasion of southern Lebanon that…

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