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(Photo courtesy UNHCR/Jared J. Kohler) Aysha, 11, and Abdulqader, 6, look through the trash at a dumping site near their house. From piles like this the family pulls their living. Alumminium, metals, solid plastics and other items can be sold to scrap dealers to make almost enough to cover the family's rent.

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