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Fri May 22 17:59:56 CAT 2015

Syrian refugee numbers rise to more than 500 000: UN

Sapa-dpa | 11 December, 2012 13:35
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) chats with a Syrian refugee woman during his visit to a camp in the Turkish town of Islahiye, Gaziantep province December 7, 2012.
Image by: POOL / REUTERS

The number of Syrians who have fled violence in their country has risen to more than half a million people, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

Every day, 3 000 Syrian are arriving in countries in the region, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.

Besides the current 510 000 refugees, there are at least a quarter million more who have travelled to Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon but have not been documented there, according to government estimates from the three countries.

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