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TODAY   |  August 23, 2013

UN Refugee Chief: Syria facing ‘a lost generation’

In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Ann Curry, United Nations Refugee Chief Antonio Guterres calls the crisis in Syria a “shameful milestone.” He reports that at least 1 million children have had to flee the country and another 2 million are internally displaced.

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>> in an exclusive interview with ann curry , antonio gutierrez said the war in syria reached a shameful milestone. as mentioned now, 1 million children have become refugees.

>> i understand you want to announce an important milestone in the crisis in syria ?

>> yes, as a matter of fact we have unfortunately reached 1 million refugee children that have to flee the country. we have millions of others trapped by the conflict. i think we need to recognize that syria faces the risk of a lost generation .

>> you can see more of ann's interview on nbc news.com.