More Than 4M Syrian Refugees Have Fled Country; 7.6M Internally Displaced Within War-Torn Nation, U.N. Says

News outlets highlight the findings of a UNHCR report on Syrian refugees.

Agence France-Presse: Number of Syrian refugees tops four million: U.N.
“More than four million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees in the surrounding region — a million of them in the past 10 months alone, the United Nations said Thursday…” (Larson, 7/9).

The Guardian: Syrian refugees: four million people forced to flee as crisis deepens
“…On Thursday, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said the total number of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and other parts of North Africa stood at 4,013,000 people. With at least 7.6 million people forced from their homes within Syria, almost half the country’s people are either refugees or internally displaced…” (Jones/Shaheen, 7/9).

New York Times: Number of Syrian Refugees Climbs to More Than 4 Million
“… ‘This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation,’ Antonio Guterres, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, said in a statement. Mr. Guterres, once again, warned that international aid was not keeping pace with the scale of the crisis, and that many refugees were ‘sinking deeper into poverty’…” (Cumming-Bruce, 7/9).

Washington Post: The Syrian war has now created more than 4 million refugees, says U.N.
“…The United Nations has made repeated entreaties for international humanitarian and development aid to ease the plight of Syria’s uprooted millions. UNHCR estimated it needed some $5.5 billion in 2015 alone to adequately fulfill its mission, but there is a massive funding shortfall…” (Tharoor, 7/9).

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