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Syrian Refugees

Presented to you by: 彭昀(Lily), 黃莉菁(Fion), 王歆雅(Steffi), 劉謹華(Jean), 吳宣儀(Ann)

MOHAMMED JAMJOOM, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We talk a lot about the weaponry that`s being used in Syria. We talk a lot about the diplomacy that is being utilized to try to end the political crisis. It`s important to remind people that there are now at least 2 million Syria refugees. That`s just the number of registered refugees. It`s not getting any better and the world needs to be reminded, when you go to any of these refugee communities, what you see is truly chilling because this has the potential to become a lost generation for Syrians. And the refugees that I`ve spoken with repeatedly say they don`t know what`s going to happen to them. They want more than anything to go home, but they can`t go home, they are so fearful for their lives back at home, but they are also fearful for their future in the countries that they now reside in.

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: What we`ve seen in the past with refugees, is if there`s an opportunity to go back, if they think it`s safe in their hometown, they will go back. If they don`t they will stay out at whatever cost. Because they know it`s better to be alive, even to be hungry, even to be cold, even to be living in a tent in a desert, they would rather do that than face the possibility of death. So, the future for the refugees is not a good one. It`s one where there`s not enough money coming in from the international communities to support them, and it`s one where they are increasingly unwelcomed in the places where they are. The outlook is not good. And the history of this region is, that refugees once displaced, can sometimes spend even the rest of their lives outside away from their own countries.
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Comprehension Question
According to the report, about how many registered Syrian refugees are there? What do CNN reporters say about the refugees’ living conditions and potential outlook?

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