Fleeing Syria

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Syrian refugee boys look outside their tent, at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Syrian refugees worked on reinforcing their tents after they were flooded and some blown away by torrential rains and high winds. A heavy rainstorm coupled by snow on medium altitudes and high winds is hitting Lebanon causing material damage, flooding and trapping people in their cars. Particularly hard hit are thousands of Syrian refugees who fled to Lebanon, some of whom are staying in tents near the border with Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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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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