Conflict in Syria disrupts water supplies and forces more people to flee

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A girl carrying jerrycans of water, walks past a pile of debris on a street in Aleppo, Syria. UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1293/Romenzi

The ongoing conflict in Syria has severely disrupted water, hygiene and sanitation in the country, according to the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF).

UNICEF says it's particularly concerned about the health risks this disruption is creating for Syrian children.

At the same time, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says that 5,000 people are now crossing the borders of Syria into neighbouring countries every single day.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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