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REPEAT: Need a Source: Syrian Refugee Crisis?

Speak to Canadian humanitarian workers back from the field.

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- Amy Mina is Save the Children's Country Director in Iraq. Prior to the influx of Syrian refugees, Iraq was classified as one of the top five humanitarian emergencies in the world. Since the start of the Syrian conflict, Iraq along with Lebanon and Jordan have seen desperate Syrian families flooding across the borders. Refugees who fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing are suffering now that winter has arrived.

Amy Mina availability: December 27, 2012 - January 5, 2013

Annie Bodmer-Roy, Senior Media Manager Humanitarian has witnessed many crises in 2012. Currently she is working on the response to the Syrian refugee crisis but has also witnessed the Sahel hunger crisis working in Niger and the Cotes D'Ivoire conflict.

Annie Bodmer-Roy availability: December 27, 2012 - January 3, 2013

Blogs from Annie Bodmer-Roy & Amy Mina: http://www.savethechildren.ca/voicesfromthefield

Save the Children has published the Out in the Cold report on the growing crisis for Syrian refugees facing the winter months. (http://www.savethechildren.ca/syria)

About Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children, delivering programmes and improving children's lives in more than 120 countries worldwide. Working toward a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Learn more at www.savethechildren.ca and www.facebook.com/savethechildren.ca.

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