UN: Number of Syrian Refugees Reaches Million
One million Syrians have fled their homeland two years ago, the UN said on 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 issued in Geneva.
“We are doing everything we can to help, but the international humanitarian response capacity is dangerously stretched. This tragedy has to be stopped.”
Only a year ago, the UN agency had only registered 33,000 refugees.
The refugees fled primarily to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, but increasingly they are trying to reach North Africa and Europe, the UNHCR said.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by moqawama.org