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Syrian refugees

(Photo courtesy UNHCR/Shawn Baldwin) Syrian refugees Najib Al Daks, 7, right and his brother Mohammed play on a swing in an informal settlement outside of Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, August 2, 2013. With Syria's war well into its third year, another depressing marker has been crossed - one million Syrian children now live as refugees. This milestone comes as nearly 2 million Syrians - adults and children - have fled the country. Most have arrived into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. According to the latest figures, more than 768,000 Syrian child refugees are under the age of 11.

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