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While Capitol Hill debates, world leaders discuss and military factions prepare, one of the the largest groups of people ...
affected by the situation in Syria are virtually voiceless. They're the estimated two million refugees who've fled the country facing uncertain futures regardless of any international action against the government. United Nations officials have called the humanitarian crisis 'unparalleled' warning the world faces its greatest threat to peace since the Vietnam war.
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While Capitol Hill debates, world leaders discuss and military factions prepare, one of the the largest groups of people affected by the situation in Syria are virtually voiceless. They're the estimated two million refugees who've fled the country facing uncertain futures regardless of any international action against the government. United Nations officials have called the humanitarian crisis 'unparalleled' warning the world faces its greatest threat to peace since the Vietnam war. Every day, about 5,000 Syrians cross the borders into Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.... the Ismail family is amongst them. Peroz and her husband packed up their family - including their newborn baby - and fled to northern Iraq. The journey was difficult. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE WHO FLED SYRIA WHEN HER NEWBORN WAS 3 DAYS OLD, PEROZ ISMAIL, SAYING: "I suffered a lot on the trip here, because I was sick and so was she. For three days I had no milk to give her. I could only gave her water. She became really dehydrated and I had to get doctors to help us." Like the some 40,000 other refugees who escaped into Iraq's autonomous region, the Ismail family felt they had no other choice. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE WHO FLED SYRIA WHEN HIS NEWBORN WAS 3 DAYS OLD, IBRAHIM ISMAIL, SAYING: "Staying meant that we might see our children getting killed before our eyes." The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANTONIO GUTERRES, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES, SAYING: "There is no humanitarian solution to the Syrian crisis; rather there needs to be a political solution that ends the humanitarian crisis." In Geneva Wednesday, leaders from some of the countries directly affected by the refugee crisis appealed to world leaders to act, frustrated at their refusal to do so thus far.