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A Syrian mother holds her child as the Bulgarian Red Cross distributes medical supplies to refugees at a recently open shelter in Vrazhdebna, near Sofia (REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut).
Seven Facts of Syria's Displacement Crisis
December 4, 2013, Khalid Koser
For the Syrian conflict, displacement is not simply an unfortunate side-effect but a serious concern for responding to the immediate humanitarian crisis and for long-term regional stability, according to Khalid Koser.
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