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Gay Syrian refugees fleeing war, execution and torture find help

Volunteers in Lebanon are helping LGBTI Syrians who have fled war and possibly being murdered because of their sexuality.

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25th December 2013 18:13

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Gay Syrians, who have fled to Lebanon to escape fighting, torture and possible execution, urgently need help to survive.

New organization Proud Lebanon is trying to meet the demand – but with thousands of Syrian refugees still escaping the war, is not able to reach everyone.

Those it can help are given support in accessing vital services, therapy to deal with the trauma they have faced and tutoring to get a job and build a better future.

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