The UNHCR says Syria is the great tragedy of the century and has called for massive international support for the millions of refugees and displaced persons - half of which are children.
A foundation set up by George and Amal Clooney is to fund public schools for 3,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Close to 200,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are currently out of school.
Lawmakers in Jordan have scrapped a controversial law that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. Activists are celebrating the change, calling it a "historic achievement."
The UNHCR's annual count has highlighted the crisis in South Sudan as the main driver for the new high. However, the UN refugee agency reported that the number of newly displaced people is going down.
The UN refugee agency UNHCR has said that more than 5 million people have fled Syria during its six-year conflict. It called on the international community to do more to help them.
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