Syria refugees in neighbouring countries on rise

August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS  

Geneva, Aug17 (IANS/WAM) The UN refugee agency Friday reported a sharp rise in the number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey and Jordan.

According to the UN agency, the total number of Syrian refugees registered in neighbouring countries have exceeded 170,000 and many thousands are yet to be recorded.

An influx of 3,500 Syrians across the border into two provinces of Turkey in the middle of the week has brought the number sheltered in nine refugee camps in Turkey to nearly 65,000, many of which are yet to be registered.


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