The UN announced today that one million Syrian children have now been registered as refugees. And of those, some 740,000 are under the age of 11.
"It is a terrifying statistic if you really digest it and don't just read it as a sanitized account of a tragic war," said Mercy Corps' Cassandra Nelson.
- Mercy Corps statement: Humanitarian crisis escalates as millionth Syrian child enters refugee camp
- UN announcement: A million children are now refugees from Syria crisis
- BBC slideshow: Sidra's story at a Mercy Corps playground