Workers sit near parcels of emergency relief provided by the United Nation's Refugee Agency (UNHCR) after they were unloaded from a cargo aircraft on February 13, 2014 at Damascus' International Airport. AFP PHOTO /LOUAI BESHARA
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The UN refugee agency on Friday urged countries outside the Middle East to open their doors to 100,000 Syrians who need to find a haven outside their conflict-struck region.The call from the United Nations high commissioner for refugees follows an earlier appeal to developed countries to grant a new home to 30,000 of the most vulnerable Syrians driven from their country.Twenty countries have so offered more than 18,800 slots for resettlement or a long-term temporary permit.All told, there are some 2.4 million Syrians spread across the region.
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