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Syrians set to replace Afghans as largest refugee population: UN

By Reuters | Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:28 PM
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By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Syrians are about to replace Afghans as the world's largest refugee population, fleeing a conflict where barrel bombs leave bodies in pieces and a generation of children are physically and emotionally scarred, top U.N. officials said on Tuesday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the U.N. ...

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