Two million refugees flee Syria

The number of refugees who have fled the violence in Syria to neighbouring countries has swelled to two million, according to the UN's refugee agency.

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Facts about the Syria refugee crisis

The UNHCR has issued a fresh warning about the Syria refugee crisis as their number passes the two million mark. There are now more displaced Syrians in the world than any other nationality.

  • 2 million refugees have crossed the border
  • 4.25 million have been displaced within Syria
  • 700,000 have fled to Lebanon, where they account for 1 in every seven people
  • Most of the others are in Jordan, Turkey or Iraq
  • Only 3 percent have fled further afield

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