In the news: One million Syrian refugee children

Jordan, Lebanon, Syria

August 23, 2013

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  • Mustafa, 12, fled Syria with his family six months ago. He's now attending our Comfort for Kids program in Lebanon. Photo: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

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.

Read her story about 12-year-old Mustafa on CNN  ▸

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