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Syrians the largest group of displaced people

UN says nine million Syrians have been uprooted from their homes, making them the world's largest group of displaced.

Last updated: 15 Mar 2014 18:19
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Syrians have become the largest group of displaced people in the world, with more than 9 million uprooted from their homes.

The UN says more than 2.5 million people have left Syria. Most have gone to five countries in the immediate region; Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. 

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. 


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