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David Miliband: "Chemical weapons are the tip of the humanitarian iceberg in Syria" [CNN Video]
September 11, 2013 by The IRC
“The use of chemical weapons is the tip of the humanitarian iceberg in this Syrian crisis. One in three Syrians have been driven from their homes. Two million Syrians out of the country. ... For a country like Lebanon, four million people in Lebanon; seven hundred fifty thousand Syrians arriving there. That's like every single Briton, sixty million of us, sixty five million of us, arriving in the U.S. … And that's why it's right to call it a regional crisis, not just a Syrian crisis.”
- International Rescue Committee president and CEO David Miliband, speaking with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about the regional refugee crisis sparked by Syria's civil war.
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