Syria crisis: Despair of refugees in Atma camp

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As the violence continues in many parts of Syria, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety.

Many have been invisibly absorbed into friends' and relatives' homes, elsewhere in Syria or abroad - but some have nowhere to go and are forced to live in refugee camps.

The BBC's Paul Wood visited one such camp at Atma, close to the border with Turkey.

After this report was filed it was reported that Syrian planes had dropped bombs near the camp. Although nobody was hurt some refugees are said to have fled in panic.

Activists said they planned to move the camp permanently in the coming days - splitting people up into smaller groups.

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