5M children impacted by Syria conflict: U.N.

Mar 11, 2014, 5:52 AM EDT
Syrian children wait in line to collect a free meal in the northern city of Raqqa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on July 14, 2013.
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The number of children affected by the civil war in Syria has more than doubled over the past year, with hundreds of thousands of young Syrians trapped in besieged parts of the country, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Monday. "After three years of conflict and turmoil, Syria is now one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child," said the UNICEF report. "In their thousands, children have lost lives and limbs, along with virtually every aspect of their childhood."
5.5 million children impacted by Syria conflict: U.N. [AFP]
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