More than half-million Syrian refugees in region: UN
Publisher: AFP, Agence France Presse
Story date: 11/12/2012
Language: English

The number of Syrian refugees registered in neighbouring countries and North Africa has passed half a million, the UN's refugee body said Tuesday, adding that many more have not come forward to seek help.

"According to UNHCR's latest figures from Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and North Africa, 509,559 Syrians are either registered or in the process of being registered," the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said.

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