Three million people have now fled war-torn Syria, say UN, who declare it the ‘biggest humanitarian crisis of our era’

A resident carries a wounded child injured by what activists claim was a car explosion in central Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, in July

The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record three million people out of the country, an increase of one million from almost exactly a year ago.

With about one of every eight Syrians fleeing across the border, and 6.5million others displaced within the country’s borders, the Geneva-based agency says over half of all those uprooted are children.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said in a statement Friday that the Syrian crisis has become “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era” with almost half of all Syrians forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives since the conflict began in March 2011…

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Biggest “humanitarian” crisis? Not to judge by the news coverage and angry Muslims in the streets: the biggest crisis is Gaza by a very large lead.

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