Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

Argentina: The Kirchner era

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Tunisia presidential elections: Final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's vote

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

Read more

#THE 51%

Are toys really us?

Read more

ENCORE!

Child brides, the people of Syria and New York’s homeless

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Pakistan in mourning after school massacre

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Kenya: Security law approved despite disruptions in Parliament

Read more

DEBATE

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 1)

Read more

Middle East

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.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

 

 

Date created : 2012-12-11

COMMENT(S)