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Biggest exodus of Syria's nine-year war overwhelms relief agencies

Souad Saleh poses for a picture with her grandchildren, at an empty school and university compound used as shelter, in Azaz, Syria, February 21. Nearly one million civilians have fled from a Syrian government offensive against rebels in what could be one of the final chapters of the nine-year-old civil war.   


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Souad Saleh poses for a picture with her grandchildren, at an empty school and university compound used as shelter, in Azaz, Syria, February 21. Nearly one million civilians have fled from a Syrian government offensive against rebels in what could be...more

Souad Saleh poses for a picture with her grandchildren, at an empty school and university compound used as shelter, in Azaz, Syria, February 21. Nearly one million civilians have fled from a Syrian government offensive against rebels in what could be one of the final chapters of the nine-year-old civil war. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced Syrian boys climb the wall in Atmah IDP camp, located near the border with Turkey, Syria, February 24. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced Syrian boys climb the wall in Atmah IDP camp, located near the border with Turkey, Syria, February 24. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced Syrian boys climb the wall in Atmah IDP camp, located near the border with Turkey, Syria, February 24. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Tents housing internally displaced people in Atma camp in Idlib Governorate of Syria are seen on the Syrian side of the border zone near the Turkish village of Bukulmez in Hatay province, Turkey, February 24.    REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Tents housing internally displaced people in Atma camp in Idlib Governorate of Syria are seen on the Syrian side of the border zone near the Turkish village of Bukulmez in Hatay province, Turkey, February 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Tents housing internally displaced people in Atma camp in Idlib Governorate of Syria are seen on the Syrian side of the border zone near the Turkish village of Bukulmez in Hatay province, Turkey, February 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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An internally displaced boy carries a bucket filled with water at an empty school and university compound used as shelter, in Azaz, Syria, February 21. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced boy carries a bucket filled with water at an empty school and university compound used as shelter, in Azaz, Syria, February 21. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced boy carries a bucket filled with water at an empty school and university compound used as shelter, in Azaz, Syria, February 21. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children look out from a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 21.   REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children look out from a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 21. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children look out from a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 21. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced Syrian woman washes clothes at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 20.  
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An internally displaced Syrian woman washes clothes at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 20. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced Syrian woman washes clothes at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 20. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced Syrian child stands near a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 20.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced Syrian child stands near a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 20. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced Syrian child stands near a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 20. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced boy carries a dog at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced boy carries a dog at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced boy carries a dog at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced man pinches the cheek of a child wearing socks with a hole at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced man pinches the cheek of a child wearing socks with a hole at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced man pinches the cheek of a child wearing socks with a hole at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced girl eats inside a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19.   REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl eats inside a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl eats inside a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced people sit outside tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people sit outside tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people sit outside tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced girl poses for a picture at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl poses for a picture at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl poses for a picture at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced girls pose for a picture at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced girls pose for a picture at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced girls pose for a picture at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 19. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children warm themselves around a fire in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17.  
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Internally displaced children warm themselves around a fire in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children warm themselves around a fire in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children stand outside tents at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children stand outside tents at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children stand outside tents at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced child walks at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced child walks at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced child walks at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria, February 17. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, ride on a pick up truck with their belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15.   REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, ride on a pick up truck with their belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, ride on a pick up truck with their belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced girls, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit on a pick up truck at a makeshift camp in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced girls, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit on a pick up truck at a makeshift camp in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced girls, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit on a pick up truck at a makeshift camp in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, ride on a pick up truck with their belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, ride on a pick up truck with their belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, ride on a pick up truck with their belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, are pictured inside a truck in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, are pictured inside a truck in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced people, who fled from Idlib, are pictured inside a truck in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, are pictured in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, are pictured in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, are pictured in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit inside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit inside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit inside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced girl, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sits next to a heater inside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sits next to a heater inside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sits next to a heater inside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, play outside tents in Afrin, Syria, February 14.   REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, play outside tents in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, play outside tents in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Newly arrived internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit with their belongings outside tents in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Newly arrived internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit with their belongings outside tents in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Newly arrived internally displaced children, who fled from western Aleppo countryside, sit with their belongings outside tents in Afrin, Syria, February 14. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children stand on snow near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children stand on snow near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Internally displaced children stand on snow near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced girl walks on snow at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl walks on snow at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced girl walks on snow at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced man, who fled from Idlib, rolls a cigarette as he rides on a pick up truck with belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced man, who fled from Idlib, rolls a cigarette as he rides on a pick up truck with belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced man, who fled from Idlib, rolls a cigarette as he rides on a pick up truck with belongings in Azaz, Syria, February 15. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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An internally displaced woman carries tree branches as she stands near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced woman carries tree branches as she stands near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

An internally displaced woman carries tree branches as she stands near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, February 13. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib look through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib look through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib look through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib walks under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib walks under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib walks under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian women and children, who fled from southern Idlib, gather around a fire in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian women and children, who fled from southern Idlib, gather around a fire in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian women and children, who fled from southern Idlib, gather around a fire in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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