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Syrian Refugee Crisis Brings Israelis And Arabs Together In Miami Beach

In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 photo, Mervat, 31, stands outside of her tent as she holds her 9-month-old daughter Shurouk,
In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 photo, Mervat, 31, stands outside of her tent as she holds her 9-month-old daughter Shurouk, at camp for Syrian refugees camp in Kab Elias, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Trapped in her northern Syrian village by fighting, Mervat watched her newborn baby progressively shrink. Her daughter?s dark eyes seemed to grow bigger as her face grew more skeletal. Finally, Mervat escaped to neighboring Lebanon, and a nurse told her the girl was starving. Such stark malnutrition was rare in Syria in the past, but as the country?s conflict enters its fourth year, international aid workers fear malnutrition is rising among children in Syria and among refugees amid the collapse in the health care system.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

When he left his hometown in northern Syria in spring 2012, the medical worker thought he would only be gone for two weeks to visit friends and family in Turkey and the United States.

He brought only one suitcase.

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