An internally displaced Syrian boy stands in the Maiber al-Salam refugee camp on the Turkish border on April 17, 2013
An internally displaced Syrian boy stands near tents in the Maiber al-Salam refugee camp along the Turkish border in the northern province of Aleppo on April 17, 2013. The number of Syrians who have fled their conflict-ravaged homeland has surpassed 1.4 million, the United Nations refugee agency said, warning that it was no longer able to meet their medical needs. © Dimitar Dilkoff - AFP/File
An internally displaced Syrian boy stands in the Maiber al-Salam refugee camp on the Turkish border on April 17, 2013
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Last updated: May 3, 2013

Pope calls for greater aid for Syrian refugees

Pope Francis called Friday for greater humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and surrounding countries, following a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman at the Vatican.

"The huge number of Syrian refugees who have sought refuge in Lebanon and the neighbouring countries gives rise to particular concern... and greater humanitarian aid is called for," the Vatican said in a statement following the meet.

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