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More Than 3 Million Refugees Have Fled Syria, U.N. Says

News outlets report on the U.N.’s announcement that more than three million refugees have fled Syria due to the country’s civil war.

Agence France-Presse/The Guardian: Three million refugees have fled Syria, says U.N.
“More than three million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees — a million of them in the past year alone, the U.N. said on Friday…” (8/29).

New York Times: Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million, U.N. Says
“The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war has risen above three million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, calling the crisis ‘the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era’…” (Cumming-Bruce, 8/29).