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Syria refugees 'needs support from international community'

As Syria's civil war rages on, residents have poured out of the country into Lebanon and Jordan, creating a refugee crisis.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres says that an estimated three million are refugees, six-and-half-million are displaced within the country and three million more are in need of humanitarian help.

"This is the biggest humanitarian tragedy since the Rwandan genocide," Mr Guterres tells the BBC, adding it was a Lebanon and Jordan are absorbing a large amounts of these refugees.

"These countries need massive support from the international community."

  • 11 Mar 2014
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