Syrian refugee women face harassment, poverty
HALBA, Lebanon (AP) — Before she began working as a hairdresser, poverty forced Syrian Umm Mahmoud to seek donations for food and rent money to survive as a refugee in Lebanon.
Often men suggested she have sex with them to show her gratitude, the 32-year-old said.
Her experiences echo among Syrian refugee women. Across the region, they lead about a quarter of all Syrian refugee families, which number some 145,000, the United Nations estimated in a report issued Tuesday.
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