More than 103,400 Refugees Flee Syria in Month as Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

(CNN-AP) Holly Yan - More than 103,400 Syrians fled to neighboring countries in August - almost doubling the total number of refugees from the previous 17 months combined, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday. In all, more than 235,300 refugees are registered or awaiting registration, with more streaming across borders every day. There are now more than 80,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Jordan has more than 77,000 Syrian refugees; Lebanon has more than 59,000; and Iraq nearly 18,700.

2012-09-04 00:00:00

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