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US waffles as Syria refugees top 3 million

By Agence France Presse in Damascus ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-30 08:07:14

UN official calls crisis the 'biggest humanitarian emergency of our era'

The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops 3 million, the United Nations said on Friday, and US President Barack Obama admitted he still has no strategy to tackle the advancing jihadists.

The chief of the UN refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, said Syria had become the "biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", after a million people joined the exodus in the past year and Islamic State fighters seized swaths of territory in the northeast.

US waffles as Syria refugees top 3 million

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