Former British Foreign Minister David Miliband Discusses Plight of Syrian Refugees


Syrian refugees, fleeing the violence in their country, cross the border into the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq September 4, 2013. The Syrian refugee crisis may worsen if there is no international reaction in response to last month's alleged chemical weapons attack, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday. The two-year Syrian conflict has escalated, driving 2 million refugees abroad, uprooting 5 million within the country and taking at least 100,000 lives, Davutoglu said. Every day, about 5,000 Syrians cross the borders into Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. Picture taken September 4, 2013. REUTERS/ Haider Ala (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) - RTX13832



The United Nations says two million Syrian refugees have fled their country's civil war and sought refuge in neighboring nations.

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Anchor Marco Werman speaks with David Miliband, former British foreign minister and now head of the International Rescue Committee, which is helping Syrian refugees in several countries.