UN: Number of refugees fleeing Syria tops two million

Aerial view of the Zaatari camp in Jordan - the world's second largest refugee camp
Aerial view of the Zaatari camp in Jordan - the world's second largest refugee camp Credit: REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool

More than two million refugees have fled over borders to escape the fighting in Syria, according to new figures from the UN's refugee agency.

The vast majority - around 1.8 million - have left in the last year of the 30-month conflict, suggesting that the flow is increasing.

UNHCR also estimates that the number of people displaced within Syria's borders has swelled to 4.25 million.

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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.