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Number of Syrian refugees tops half a million, UN says

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2012-12-11

The number of refugees registered in the Middle East and North Africa has surpassed half a million, the UN said on Tuesday, with numbers climbing by more than 3,000 per day.

Some 509,550 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria are currently registered or in the process of being registered across Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and North Africa, said Melissa Fleming, a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

It is believed that the number of actual refugees is much higher, as many of those fleeing the violence have yet to seek help.

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Date created : 2012-12-11

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