'Children's refugee crisis'

 
 
 
  • Panos Moumtzis, the UN Refugee Agency regional coordinator for Syrian refugees, says more than half the 642,000 refugees who have sought refuge from the Syrian conflict in neighbouring countries are children. (Stringer, AFP)
  • The number of people fleeing could almost double by June. (Hassan Jarah, AFP)
  • The United Nations hopes to raise US$1.5 billion to fund Syria aid assistance at a donors conference in Kuwait at the end of this month. (Joseph Eid, AFP)
  • The children have experienced and witnessed horrific scenes. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Syrian refugee children who felled the violence in their country with their families play at the Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Zaatari refugee camp. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Zaatari refugee camp. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Zaatari refugee camp. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Syrian refugee children receive toys and other goodies distributed by an aid organization at the Zaatari refugee camp. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Zaatari refugee camp. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • In September the number of refugees was 250.000. Now it is over 600.000. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Zaatari refugee camp. (Khalil Mazraawi, AFP)
  • Syrian refugees are seen on the Turkish side of the border, close to the village of Atme, in neighboring Syria's northwest Idlib province. A Syrian warplane bombarded the village of Atme in the northwest of the country near the Turkish border at midday causing hundreds of panicked residents to flee, an AFP journalist said. (Francisco Leon, AFP)
  • Syrian refugees children play on a muddy road at an agricultural field where they set camp in Saadnayel in the Lebanese Bekaa valley. (Joseph Eid, AFP)
  • Syrian refugees arrive near the border between Syria and Turkey at Reyhanli in Antakya. Some 1,000 Syrian refugees, including a defecting general, crossed into Turkey in 24 hours, braving landmines laid to stop them by Syria's troops, Turkish officials said today. (Bulent Kilic, AFP)
  • Syrian refugee children sit in a makeshift classroom at the Red Crescent camp in Boynuyogun village. (Adem Altan, AFP)
  • Syrian refugees, flash V-signs after they were transfered from their camp in Reyhanli to another newly set up camp in Kilis. (Adem Altan, AFP)
  • This boy is transferred from his camp in Reyhanli another camp in Kilis.(Adem Altan, AFP)
  • Syrian nationals leaves after Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain, killing at least four people, wounding many others and sending panicked residents fleeing across to Turkey. (Bulent Kilic, AFP)
  • Syrian refugee children wait to enter their class in the Oncupinar camp in Kilis, southern Turkey. (Adem Altan, AFP)
  • Syrian refugee camp 5km from Diyarbakir, on the the way between Diyarbakir and Mardin. (Stringer, AFP)
  • A child wears sandals in winter at the Syrian refugee camp 5km from Diyarbakir, on the the way between Diyarbakir and Mardin. (Stringer, AFP)
  • The Syrian refugee camp 5km from Diyarbakir, on the the way between Diyarbakir and Mardin. (Stringer, AFP)
  • Two Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon were completely immersed in water after the Litani river flooded and the water came pouring into their tents. This forced dozens of Syrian refugees to search for alternative shelter. (AP)