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Syrian Refugees

February 9th, 2016

Episode 455 of 645 episodes

We speak to professor Scott Lucas, expert on the Middle-East economy at the UK's University of Birmingham, about what the Syrian war and refugee crisis mean for neighbouring economies of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Also, Venetia Rainey reports from Beirut. And Jaffer Kapasi, who arrived in the UK from Uganda aged 19 and now runs his own accountancy firm in Leicester, tells us how Asians fleeing the former dictator Idi Amin became one of Britain's most successful immigration stories. (Picture: Refugee mother and son from the Syrian town of Kobani in a camp on the Turkish-Syrian border; Credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

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