Fleeing Syria

The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated

homeland will on Aug. 23 reach 1 million, half of all the refugees driven

abroad by the conflict, the United Nations said. Another two million Syrian minors are uprooted within their country

and are often attacked or recruited as fighters in violation of

humanitarian law. (Reuters)

In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 photo, two Syrian refugee children sit outside their family tent, at Atmeh refugee camp, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, Syria. This rebel-controlled camp only yards from the border with Turkey houses some 16,000 people displaced by the civil war. But the U.N. and other major aid agencies best equipped to handle such a large-scale relief agency cannot reach them because they are inside Syria. That leaves the job to smaller organizations who can only provide a fraction of the needs. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 photo, Syrian refugees carry a bucket of water as they walk at Atmeh refugee camp, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, Syria. This rebel-controlled camp only yards from the border with Turkey houses some 16,000 people displaced by the civil war. But the U.N. and other major aid agencies best equipped to handle such a large-scale relief agency cannot reach them because they are inside Syria. That leaves the job to smaller organizations who can only provide a fraction of the needs. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

In this on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 photo, Syrian refugees who fled their homes with their families due to fighting between rebels and government forces, stand outside their tent, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. According to the United Nations refugee agency, there are now more than 265,000 Syrian refugees scattered across Lebanon, straining services in health, education and housing, pushing up prices and causing friction with Lebanese, some of whom resent their presence and blame them for everything from rising crime to the country's notorious traffic. The issue is particularly sensitive given Lebanon's long and complicated history with tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled to Lebanon with Israel's creation in 1948, as well as Syria's long dominance over Lebanese politics. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Syrian refugee boys look outside their tent, at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Syrian refugees worked on reinforcing their tents after they were flooded and some blown away by torrential rains and high winds. A heavy rainstorm coupled by snow on medium altitudes and high winds is hitting Lebanon causing material damage, flooding and trapping people in their cars. Particularly hard hit are thousands of Syrian refugees who fled to Lebanon, some of whom are staying in tents near the border with Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Wounded Syrian refugee man makes his way on water and mud, at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp attacked aid workers with sticks and stones on Tuesday, frustrated after cold, howling winds swept away their tents and torrential rains flooded muddy streets overnight. Police said seven aid workers were injured. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

A Syrian refugee woman complains about limited winter resources, at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp attacked aid workers with sticks and stones on Tuesday, frustrated after cold, howling winds swept away their tents and torrential rains flooded muddy streets overnight. Police said seven aid workers were injured. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

Syrian refugee boys make their way in flooded water at a temporary refugee camp, in the eastern Lebanese Town of Al-Faour near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Two Syrian refugee encampments in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa valley were completely immersed in water Tuesday after the Litani river flooded and the water came pouring into their tents. The flood forced dozens of Syrian refugees to leave in search for alternative shelter along with their water-soaked and muddied belongings. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Syrian refugee girls remove water and mud from their tent after a flood at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp attacked aid workers with sticks and stones on Tuesday, frustrated after cold, howling winds swept away their tents and torrential rains flooded muddy streets overnight. Police said seven aid workers were injured. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

Syrian refugees cross from Syria to Turkey by the Orontes river, near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Syrian rebel commanders have elected a new 30-member leadership council and a chief of staff, a senior rebel said Saturday in a major step toward unifying the opposition that is fighting to oust President Bashar Assad. The Supreme Military Council, which was chosen Friday during a meeting in Turkey, will work with the political leadership that was chosen last month in Qatar. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Syrian refugees cross from Syria to Turkey by the Orontes river, near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Syrian rebel commanders have elected a new 30-member leadership council and a chief of staff, a senior rebel said Saturday in a major step toward unifying the opposition that is fighting to oust President Bashar Assad. The Supreme Military Council, which was chosen Friday during a meeting in Turkey, will work with the political leadership that was chosen last month in Qatar. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, newly-arrived Syrian refugee families receive food from the Jordanian military after they crossed the border from Tal Shehab city in Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River valley, into Thnebeh town, in Ramtha , Jordan. Jordan is home to than 425,000 registered refugees, and the numbers are growing daily by 2,000 to 3,000. Most of the Syrians are staying in the Zaatari refugee camp, and authorities are building another camp to manage the massive surge. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, newly-arrived Syrian refugee families receive food from the Jordanian military after they crossed the border from Tal Shehab city in Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River valley, into Thnebeh town, in Ramtha , Jordan. Jordan is home to than 425,000 registered refugees, and the numbers are growing daily by 2,000 to 3,000. Most of the Syrians are staying in the Zaatari refugee camp, and authorities are building another camp to manage the massive surge. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

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