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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Number of Syrian refugees hits million mark: UNHCR


Syrians flee their homes to camps such as this one in Idlib, near the border with Turkey. (AFP)
Syrians flee their homes to camps such as this one in Idlib, near the border with Turkey. (AFP)


The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country and are seeking assistance has now reached 

1 million since fighting broke out two years ago, the U.N.’s refugee agency said Wednesday. 

 “With a million people in flight, millions more displaced internally, and thousands of people continuing to cross the border every day, Syria is spiraling towards full-scale disaster,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

FULL ARTICLE: Number of Syrian refugees hits million mark: UNHCR

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