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An estimate of nearly half of 2 million registered refugees from Syria are children, and 740,000 of those are under the age of 11 per the U.N. refugee and children’s agencies. Underaged refugees fleeing the violence overwhelming Syria has topped the 1 million mark in another grim milestone of the deepening conflict.

“This one millionth child refugee is not just another number,” said Anthony Lake, the head of UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency. “This is a real child ripped from home, maybe even from a family, facing horrors we can only begin to comprehend.”

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