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'It’s been a year since I last saw my friends'

11 June 2013 Last updated at 16:55 BST

Haitham and his family have just arrived in Damascus's south-eastern district of Jaramana. They are among many to have fled the fighting in the town of Irbin in southern Syria and are now living in a shelter.

Haitham hasn't been to school for over a year, but attends a special NGO-run centre for children affected by the conflict.

He speaks of missing his friends and his desire to return to his hometown.