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Syrian refugee children on their way to work in vegetable fields in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (BBC)
Syrian refugee children on their way to work in vegetable fields in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (BBC)

The massive refugee crisis in Lebanon is creating a new problem: child labor.

About 400,000 children who fled the Syrian civil war have ended up in Lebanon, but local schools can't accommodate them. Many children are now doing back-breaking work on farms.

The BBC's Lyse Doucet got rare access to the fields of Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, where more and more children are now working.

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  • Lyse Doucet, chief international correspondent for the BBC.

This segment aired on September 25, 2013.

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