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In Pictures: Syria’s young refugees
About 1.6 million people from Syria have escaped its devastating civil war so far, and about half of them are children.
Nine-year-old Rania, right, sits on a swing inside her extended family(***)s home in East Amman, an area where many Syrian refugees have rented apartments. Her father and all the men in the family are still in Syria.
20 Jun 2013
Syrian children sleeping inside their family(***)s tent in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. As the war drags on, the camps are becoming more cramped.
A man walks through a sandstorm on the edge of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
A Syrian boy wakes up inside his family(***)s tent in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. As camp populations increase, basic provisions are becoming more sparse.
There are currently 1.6 million people from Syria in need of refugee assistance in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. Approximately half of the refugees are children. Those who manage to escape often lack access to schools and safe places to play and are frequently living in cramped, overcrowded conditions.
Seven-year-old Haytham, left, and his 5-year-old brother Wassim, right, inside their tent in a settlement in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Particularly hard-hit are children.
Syrian children sleeping inside their family(***)s tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
A young Syrian refugee inside her family(***)s temporary home in an unfinished building in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
A Syrian family in a classroom that is not their home in a school occupied by Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon.
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Syrian children inside their family(***)s tent in a settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
North Lebanon. A Syrian boy inside a tent settlement in northern Lebanon.
Amman, Jordan. Thin mattresses and pillows used as beds inside a one-room apartment that houses an extended family of seven Syrian refugees in East Amman, Jordan.
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