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Toll Rises in Syria; 12.2 Million Desperate for Aid

This time last year, just over 9 million Syrians needed humanitarian assistance.  Despite the fact that the U.N. Security Council has finally united around the demand that food, medicine and other lifesaving items get to the people who need them, this year the number has risen to 12.2 million in need. With the civil war entering its fifth year next month, the number of refugees and internally displaced persons is also rising, with nearly 4 million having fled the country and 7.6...

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