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Syria’s refugee crisis

21/03/12 17:30 CET

Syria’s refugee crisis appears increasingly critical. Despite tens of thousands already fleeing violence inside their country, aid agencies are warning the situation is about to get much worse.

In recent days, the Turkish government has hinted it could set up a safe-haven buffer-zone straddling its border. The UN is also planning additional emergency food aid.

However dire, Syria is just part of a bigger refugee crisis across the whole Middle East region following the Arab Spring.

Could and should Europe be doing more to help? We speak to the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.

Click on the link above for our report and to see the interview.

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