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Nations meet in Germany to discuss support for Syrian refugees

WATCH: Syria’s neighbours sounded the alarm on Tuesday over the continuing flow of refugees from the war-torn country.

BERLIN – Foreign ministers and other representatives from 40 nations are meeting in Berlin to co-ordinate international support for refugees from the Syrian civil war.

There are more than 3 million Syrian refugees from the conflict, mostly in neighbouring countries. Another 6 million have been displaced within Syria, making it one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The German Foreign Ministry said the one-day conference Tuesday will concentrate on determining what infrastructure support is needed for the countries neighbouring Syria that have taken in most of the refugees, and the needs of the refugees themselves.

Guests include the head of the United Nations refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, and Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, whose country alone has at least 1.1 million Syrian refugees.

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