Lebanon anger grows over Syrian refugees

Locals accuse Syrians, who fled conflict in their homeland, of taking their jobs and causing spike in property prices.

Syrian refugees are continuing to cross into neighbouring Lebanon in large numbers, adding to tension with locals who think the newcomers are taking jobs away from locals.

As a result of the influx, about one in every five people in Lebanon is Syrian, on average. Some Lebanese say they their presence is also making living conditions worse for them by causing an increase in property prices.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

Source: Al Jazeera