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Syrian refugees exceed 4 million according to the UNHCR
Over 4 billion people left Syria to seek refuge. Turkey is the country hosting the highest number of them.
People who fled the Syrian civil war, which started over 4 years ago, exceeded 4 million. Of them, 1.8 million went to Turkey, which is now the country that hosts the highest number of refugees in the world. These data have been released by latest report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published on Tuesday.
The Syrian civil war, started in March 2011, has caused the world’s largest refugees flow over the last 25 years. In details, Syrian refugees are 4,013,000, whilst other 7.6 million people left their homes but remained within the country. Syrian population doesn’t thus reach 18 million of inhabitants.
“This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation. It is a population that deserves the support of the world but is instead living in dire conditions and sinking deeper into abject poverty,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.
Alongside Turkey, other countries hosting a high number of Syrian people are Lebanon (1,172,753), Iraq (249,726), Jordan (629,128), and Egypt (132,375). The report doesn’t consider some 270,000 refugees seeking asylum in EU countries and other thousands of refugees all over the world.
The UNHCR estimates that refugees will reach 4.27 million by the end of the year. Over the last 10 months alone, a million people fled the country. And the crisis seems anything but close to a solution.
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