More than half Syria refugees are children, says UN

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 17 Jan 2013 View Original

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:37 GMT

  • United Nations has aid plan to help quarter of Syrians

  • Hard for children to talk about what they experienced

  • U.N. appealing for $1.5 billion to fund aid assistance

By Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - More than half the 642,000 refugees who have sought refuge from the Syrian conflict in neighboring countries are children and the number of people fleeing could almost double by June, said a senior U.N. official on Thursday.

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