Syrian children stands next to aid boxes from the Bulgarian Red Cross during an aid distribution of food, clothes and blankets at a refugee center in Sofia on December 17, 2013. Over 11,100 refugees, most of them Syrians, have entered Bulgaria illegally this year, crossing the border with Turkey. The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East will nearly double over the next year to exceed four million, the United Nations said on Monday as it launched its appeal for funds.     AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV        (Photo credit should read NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)