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U.N.: Syrian refugee crisis is 'biggest humanitarian emergency of our era'

A Syrian refugee child eats food which her mother collected from rubbish in the Eminonu disctrict of Istanbul.

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war is on the verge of surpassing 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.