UN High Commission for Refugees representative Andrew Harper tweeted this powerful image of a 4-year-old Syrian refugee boy who was separated from his family while they fled their country.
Fortunately, the child — whose name is Marwan — was reunited with his parents after crossing over into Jordan.
The U.N. reports that more than 2.5 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011. Half of these refugees are children.
Update - Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 6:20 p.m. ET: Guardian journalist Shiv Malik confirmed the child was just a few steps away from his parents when the photo was taken.
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