Syrian Exodus Continues: Refugees outside the country doubles from 213,000 to 442,256 since September
The number of Syrian refugees registered in neighbouring countries has nearly doubled since the beginning of September to more than 440,000, according to the the UN refugee agency on Friday.
“Across the region… the number of Syrian refugees in surrounding countries now stands at 442,256, an increase of more than 213,000 since the beginning of September,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva
“And this figure does not include the hundreds of thousands more Syrians who did not come forward for registration,” he said.
The agency said it currently counted 127,420 Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon, 125,670 in Jordan, 123,747 in Turkey, 55,685 in Iraq and 9,734 in the North African countries.
In Iraq, the number of registered Syrian refugees had tripled since September 1 when only 18,700 were registered there, the agency said in a statement.
Three quarters of all Syrian refugees in Iraq were in the Kurdistan region, and nearly half were in camps, it said.