File - A man carries a box of food aid distributed by UNRWA in Syria’s besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus.
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A top U.N. aid official, frustrated by obstacles to humanitarian aid in Syria, asked Friday if a million people needed to be killed and neighboring states needed to collapse before the world would take action to stop the conflict.Amin Awad, U.N. refugee coordinator for Syria, said the number of refugees this year could be 1 million-1.2 million, after 400,000 arrived in the first three months of the year.The relentless bad news from Syria, with no political solution in sight after more than three years of conflict, has left the world "numb," said Ging, fresh from a meeting with U.N. member states that produced no "step change" in how they will fill the U.N.'s $7 billion humanitarian funding gap.
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