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Desperate Syrians seek refuge in Lebanon

29 August 2014 Last updated at 13:58 BST

The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.

Refugee numbers have now reached three million - an increase of one million in the past 12 months, with most now seeking shelter in Lebanon.

Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports.

Read more: More than 3m have fled Syria - UN