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Syria war envelops region in "staggering" crisis: aid agency

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Syrian refugees wait to cross the border to Turkey at Bab El-Hawa on the outskirts of Idlib, near the Syrian-Turkey border, January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY)

Syrian refugees wait to cross the border to Turkey at Bab El-Hawa on the outskirts of Idlib, near the Syrian-Turkey border, January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY)
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A boy looks at the camera as he stands at a damaged neighbourhood in Taftanaz, near Idlib, January 12, 2013. Picture taken January 12, 2013.REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A boy looks at the camera as he stands at a damaged neighbourhood in Taftanaz, near Idlib, January 12, 2013. Picture taken January 12, 2013.REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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Internally displaced Syrian children gesture as they sit on a bench at a school in Aleppo January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

Internally displaced Syrian children gesture as they sit on a bench at a school in Aleppo January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)
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Internally displaced Syrian children gesture as they pose for a photo at a school in Aleppo January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

Internally displaced Syrian children gesture as they pose for a photo at a school in Aleppo January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)
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A boy looks at the camera as he stands at a damaged neighbourhood in Taftanaz, near Idlib, January 12, 2013. Picture taken January 12, 2013.REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A boy looks at the camera as he stands at a damaged neighbourhood in Taftanaz, near Idlib, January 12, 2013. Picture taken January 12, 2013.REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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A boy, standing next to his father, cries as they wait to receive humanitarian aid in the countryside of Idlib January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha

A boy, standing next to his father, cries as they wait to receive humanitarian aid in the countryside of Idlib January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha
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A farmer transports a tree which will be used for heating in the countryside of Idlib January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha

A farmer transports a tree which will be used for heating in the countryside of Idlib January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha
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Former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, his wife Aniseh, sons Maher, Bashar, Bassel, Majd and daughter Bushra (standing, L-R) pose for a family portrait, in this undated Sana file picture. The current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been engaged in a civil war since March 2011, in which more than 60,000 people have been killed. REUTERS/Sana/Files (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE...more

Former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, his wife Aniseh, sons Maher, Bashar, Bassel, Majd and daughter Bushra (standing, L-R) pose for a family portrait, in this undated Sana file picture. The current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been engaged in a civil war since March 2011, in which more than 60,000 people have been killed. REUTERS/Sana/Files (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Women bake bread inside a house in the village of Babolin, in the countryside of Idlib, January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha

Women bake bread inside a house in the village of Babolin, in the countryside of Idlib, January 13, 2013. Picture taken January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha
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Fighters from the Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra sit in their tank near Taftanaz military airport January 12, 2013. Picture taken January 12, 2013.REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

Fighters from the Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra sit in their tank near Taftanaz military airport January 12, 2013. Picture taken January 12, 2013.REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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Internally displaced Syrian boys, Mohamed and Khalil (R), show a picture they took with their sister, whom they said died during a bombing at the school where they were staying, in Aleppo January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Internally displaced Syrian boys, Mohamed and Khalil (R), show a picture they took with their sister, whom they said died during a bombing at the school where they were staying, in Aleppo January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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U.S. actress Mia Farrow (C), a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, sits with children of Syrian refugees at an UNICEF office in Wadi Khaled, north Lebanon, January 14, 2013. Farrow is on a two day visit to Lebanon, meeting Syrian refugees. REUTERS/Roula Naeimeh (LEBANON - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)

U.S. actress Mia Farrow (C), a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, sits with children of Syrian refugees at an UNICEF office in Wadi Khaled, north Lebanon, January 14, 2013. Farrow is on a two day visit to Lebanon, meeting Syrian refugees. REUTERS/Roula Naeimeh (LEBANON - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
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U.S. actress Mia Farrow (L), a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visits Syrian refugees in Wadi Khaled, north Lebanon, January 14, 2013. Farrow is on a two day visit to Lebanon, meeting Syrian refugees. REUTERS/Roula Naeimeh (LEBANON - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)

U.S. actress Mia Farrow (L), a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visits Syrian refugees in Wadi Khaled, north Lebanon, January 14, 2013. Farrow is on a two day visit to Lebanon, meeting Syrian refugees. REUTERS/Roula Naeimeh (LEBANON - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
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