September 9th, 2013
12:01 PM ET

Syrian Refugees Flood Lebanon

As lawmakers debate the consequences of taking military action in Syria, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives viewers a deeper look at Syrians living in a refugee camp inside Lebanon.

For Arkan Abdulah, the constant shelling in Homs was becoming too much, Gupta says.

An explosion burner four-year-old son Youssif and she knew she had to leave.

Abdulah packed up her three sons and what little she had, traveled 12 hours, mostly by foot, and arrived here at a camp, one of the largest in Bakaa Valley along the Syrian–Lebanese border.

Today, they get drastically needed medical attention and vaccines for malaria and polio thanks to UNICEF. But Lebanon is buckling under the weight of the refugees, who arrive every 15 seconds.

In the country of over 4 million, the United Nations says there are some 720,000 refugees and doctors believe the number to be more than twice that number.


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  1. melody amoabeng

    is now i really know that war is not a good thing.i am really praying for my follow peers that it will end for them to go back to school.. i also wish i would help.

    September 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Reply

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