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Syria refugee women in Lebanon face abuse, exploitation: Amnesty

Syrian refugees take advantage of the sunshine after a storm at an unofficial refugee camp in Bar Elias, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, on January 26, 2016Tightened restrictions and plummeting international aid have left Syrian refugee women in Lebanon more vulnerable to exploitation including sexual harassment, rights group Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday. Released ahead of a key donor conference for Syria in London this week, the report urges greater financial support and more resettlement opportunities for Syrian refugees from the international community. Amnesty said 70 percent of the more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon were living well below the local poverty line.

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