News Brief 9/3/2013, Elul 28, 5773
Syrian Refugee Crisis tops Two Million
More than two million Syrians have fled their country, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday, amounting to a tenth of Syria's population. In addition, over four million Syrians are also displaced inside the country.
The grim refugee statistics were described by Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as a "disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history."