Photo: Misery

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08 February 2013

REUTERS

Misery: a Syrian refugee shields himself from the rain at a camp in Tyre, Lebanon. On Wednesday of last week, donor countries exceeded the $1.5-billion target set by the UN to help Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance - nearly one in five of the population. About $1 billion is needed to support the 1.1 million Syrian refugees expected by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey by the end of June. The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, said that Syrians faced "a cascading catalogue of horrors". At least 60,000 have been killed in the conflict

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