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Fleeing Syria

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, newly-arrived Syrian refugee families receive food from the Jordanian military after they crossed the border from Tal Shehab city in Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River valley, into Thnebeh town, in Ramtha , Jordan.  Jordan is home to than 425,000 registered refugees, and the numbers are growing daily by 2,000 to 3,000. Most of the Syrians are staying in the Zaatari refugee camp, and authorities are building another camp to manage the massive surge. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

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The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Aug. 23 reach 1 million, half of all the refugees driven abroad by the conflict, the United Nations said. Another two million Syrian minors are uprooted within their country and are often attacked or recruited as fighters in violation of humanitarian law. (Reuters)

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