Life in Exile More than 3 million Syrians are registered as refugees outside their home country. Hundreds of thousands have crossed into Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, but it is Lebanon that has seen the largest influx with over one million crossing into the country. The Lebanese government have refused to allow official refugee camps to be built on Lebanese soil and because of this Syrians are forced to live in all manner of accommodation: in derelict houses, crowded apartments, garages, half finished buildings and makeshift camps. Lebanon is now the largest per capita recipient of refugees anywhere in the world and the small country of 4 million people has seen its population rise by 25% in just 3 years. The pressure on resources and local communities is huge and as refugees continue to flee the civil war in their homeland the UN and international aid agencies are simply unable to cope with what has become the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.