Over 40,000 people flee now every week from Syria, and the number of war refugees will soon pass the million
The UN has so far registered 936,000 Syrian refugees in Syria
neighboring countries and North Africa, and think the number will rise to 1.1
million by June.
-If it continues to accelerate as it will take
less than a month before that number is reached. Just last night fled
4585 from the country, to Jordan, said the UN
High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres to Security Council
Mostly women and children
-The number of refugees is overwhelming, but it does not give a
full picture of the tragedy. Three out of four refugees are
women and children. Many of them have lost family members, they
Most of them have lost everything, said Guterres.
Most of the refugees from Syria have found their way to Turkey,
Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. UN struggling to assist them.
For little money
-This crisis has stretched our capacity to the limit, I
Deeply concerned about the rising costs of this. We have
requested $ 1.5 billion to assist the next six
months, but this amount is all out of date, said UN
relief chief Valerie Amos in its orientation to
The international community pledged during a donor conference on 30 January to
contribute money Amos requested, but only 200 million
dollars has so far been received, says UN relief chief.