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Syria conflict: Refugees number a million, says UN

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict has reached a million, the UN has said.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said the number of people seeking haven in neighbouring countries had jumped since the beginning of the year.

Half of the refugees were children, the UN said, most of them under 11 and often traumatised by their experiences.

The figure includes registered refugees and newer arrivals awaiting registration.

Richard Galpin reports.

  • 06 Mar 2013
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