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(Photo courtesy UNHCR/Shawn Baldwin) Aya, right, walks her sister to their family's home in an informal settlement in Dalhamiyeh in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Aya, who dreams of going to school and one day become a doctor, takes care of her handicapped sister teaching her to wash her hands, go to the bathroom and to dress. "She's curious about everything, she loves to learn and wants to get an education," says her older sister Houdoud.

One millionth child refugee flees Syria

On Friday, Aug. 23, the United Nations said the one millionth child

refugee left Syria, in a sad milestone nearly two and a half years since

conflict there started. These photos, from a camp in Jordan, are from

the UN's High Commissioner on Refugees.

Read more about the children's stories: As One Million Child Refugees Flee Syria, a Glimpse into Their Lives