Fleeing Syria

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Syrian refugee boys make their way in flooded water at a temporary refugee camp, in the eastern Lebanese Town of Al-Faour near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Two Syrian refugee encampments in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa valley were completely immersed in water Tuesday after the Litani river flooded and the water came pouring into their tents. The flood forced dozens of Syrian refugees to leave in search for alternative shelter along with their water-soaked and muddied belongings. (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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