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Some Syrian refugees seek more than helping hand from the West

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 01:15

Aug. 11 - Syrian refugees in Turkey call for more support for rebels as Western nations ramp up humanitarian aid. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Syrian refugees continue to pour into Turkey. More than 50,000 are already on the ground -- all fleeing the violence at home. Other Syrians have turned to Jordan. On Saturday Canadian Foreign affairs Minister John Baird pledged more aid for the Syrians. . (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, JOHN BAIRD, SAYING: "Canada will provide an additional 1.5 million dollars for the World Food Program." While assistance is welcome -- some refugees are looking for more than a helping hand from the west As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Turkey some refugees says they need more arms than butter (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE AHMED ABDULRAHIM SAYING: "We expect all kind of help from Europe and other countries. We expect weapons. How can we fight without weapons?" On Saturday Clinton said that Washington and Ankara should develop an operational plan to assist the rebels. She did not rule out imposing a no-fly zone over rebel-held territory in Syria.

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Some Syrian refugees seek more than helping hand from the West

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 01:15