The number of Syrian refugees continues to grow at an alarming rate, and no end is in sight for those affected by the conflict.

What makes their plight even more painful is that of all the countries directly or indirectly involved in the conflict, Russia, the United States, China, Iran, Britain and France have so far been reluctant to take those refugees into their own countries. Instead, Syrian refugees have overburdened the health and social services of neighboring countries Lebanon and Jordan.

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