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U.N. says Syrian refugee numbers could triple by end of 2013

Source : Reuters / 11 Mar 2013

U.N. Refugee Agency chief Antonio Guterres says the current level of Syrian refugees could go up to two or three times the current level by the end of 2013 if the present flow continues.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said on Sunday (March 10) there could be two or three times the one million registered Syrian refugees outside the country by the end of 2013 if the rise in numbers continues at its current rate.

 

One million flee Syria war: UN

By AFP / 7 Mar 2013

One million Syrians have fled their homeland since a revolt erupted two years ago, the UN said on Wednesday, as fighting between rebels and loyalists raged across central and northern battlefields.

“With a million people in flight, millions more displaced internally, and thousands of people continuing to cross the border every day, Syria is spiralling toward full-scale disaster,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said in a statement issued in Geneva.

 

Syria: A jihadi paradise

By Pepe Escobar | Asia Times | 06 Mar 2013

So Bashar al-Assad hath martially spoken - for the first time in seven months - predictably blaming the Syrian civil war on "terrorists" and "Western puppets".

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, he of the former "zero problems with our neighbors" policy, commented that Assad only reads the reports of his secret services. C'mon, Ahmet; Bashar may be no Stephen Hawking, but he's certainly getting his black holes right.

 

Typhoid breaks out in rebel-held eastern Syria: World Health Organization

By Reuters / 20 Feb 2013

Typhoid has broken out in an opposition-held region of Syria due to people drinking contaminated water from the Euphrates River, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

An estimated 2,500 people in northeastern Deir al-Zor province are infected with the contagious disease, which causes diarrhea and can be fatal, the United Nations agency said.

 

Syria refugees flee to Jordan through illegal crossings

By Al Arabiya / 19 Feb 2013

Hundreds of Syrians seeking asylum in Jordan, are passing through to the neighboring country through illegal crossing points.

Facing rough weather and harsh living conditions, the influx of refugees into Jordanian territories is sharply increasing as Syrians flee deadly violence across the country.

Syrians are passing through more than 45 crossing points which stretch across the Syria-Jordan border, with a number of them coming through the illegal crossings.

 
 

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