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Syrian refugees

(Photo courtesy UNHCR/Shawn Baldwin) Aya smiles at her family's home in an informal settlement in Dalhamiyeh in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Aya has only attended school briefly in the past 2 years. The family says they can not afford to pay the transportation costs. From the settlement 50 students are attending school. Transportation costs $20/month per child.

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