UN: Seven million displaced by Syrian civil war

The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan which is home to around 150,000 Syrian refugees. Credit: ITV News/Lutfi Abu-Aun

Seven million Syrian have been displaced by the country's civil war, the head of the UN refugee agency in Syria said.

Tarik Kurdi said that five million of the displaced are still in Syria, while around two million have fled to neighbouring countries.

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He added that UN assistance had been a "drop in the sea of humanitarian need" and the funding gap is "very, very wide."

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