Syria conflict: Number of refugees passes four million

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From Syrian refugees' camp in Cappadocia, Turkey
Syrian refugees' camp in Cappadocia, Turkey
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More than four million Syrians - a sixth of the population - have fled abroad to escape the conflict in their country, the United Nations has said.  A surge in the number of people crossing into Turkey has increased the total by one million in just 10 months.  More than seven million others have been displaced inside Syria since the start of the uprising in March 2011.

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