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A Syrian woman protests UN aid denial by setting herself ablaze in Lebanon

20140326-114213_h535366A Syrian woman set herself ablaze in front of a UN agency to protest her not being given humanitarian aid in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on Tuesday.

Mariam Abdulkader set herself on fire outside Rashid Karami Fair in the Lebanese city where she was denied relief aid that was to be offered by the UN agency to displaced Syrians in Syria’s neighboring country.

The Lebanese national news agency said the flames to Mariam’s body were extinguished before she was taken to a hospital in Tripoli to be treated.

Mariam’s husband said his wife doused herself with gasoline and set herself alight in protest of the UN relief organizations denying humanitarian assistance to her family and other Syrian refugees.

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