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Prince Charles, Camilla shine light on plight of Syrian refugees

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LONDON -

Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall toured a refugee camp on Jordan's border with Syria. The royal couple watched as children played in trailers set up for them. The prince called the situation heartbreaking.

More than a million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries to escape the bloody two year conflict in their homeland. The prince praised Jordan for sheltering refugees.

The royal visit coincides with a new report that says up two million children in Syria have been victims of the violent uprising. The save the children report says one third of children have been hit, kicked or shot at since the fighting began. The head of the U.N. refugee body says the number of Syrian refugees could triple by the end of the year if there is no resolution.

The U.N. also called for more aid from the international community to help the refugees, something the high profile royal visit may help encourage.

More than 70,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict.

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