Saturday, Aug. 29
Latest News
  1. Lebanon urged to create commission on disappearances
  2. Coalition pounds Yemen rebels, sets sights on capital
  3. French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes
  4. Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing
  5. Turkish planes join anti-IS coalition in Syria raid for first time
  6. Canada calls for Egypt's 'immediate' return of jailed journalist
  7. Austrian tragedy suspects remanded in custody til Sept 29
  8. Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad
  9. New migrant truck found in Austria, three children hospitalized
  10. Brief ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels ends
  11. Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail
  12. In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey
  13. French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king
  14. US Republican says Iran deal makes world 'less safe'
  15. US to Iran: Release Hekmati from 'unjust detention'
  16. Pentagon: Militant hacker killed in US air strike was recruite
  17. UN: Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction
  18. UN envoy urges speedy Libya talks to curb migrant crisis
  19. Four arrested over Austria truck tragedy
  20. Turkey PM forms interim government including pro-Kurdish party

UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top 500,000

Dec. 11, 2012 12:18 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 13, 2012 10:38 A.M.)
GENEVA (Reuters) -- More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or awaiting registration in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

"According to UNHCR's latest figures for Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and North Africa, 509,559 Syrians are either already registered (425,160) or in the process of being registered," UNHCR said in a statement issued in Geneva.

The number of registered Syrian refugees region-wide rose by about 3,200 per day in November, and close to 1,000 Syrians crossed into Jordan during the past two nights alone, it said.

Lebanon is now host to 154,387 registered Syrian refugees who have fled the 20-month-old conflict, Jordan has 142,664, Turkey 136,319, Iraq 65,449 and North Africa 11,740, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said.

In addition, large numbers of Syrians have crossed into neighboring countries but have not yet come forward to register for refugee status and assistance, it said.

They include about 100,000 in Jordan, 70,000 each in both Turkey and Egypt and tens of thousands in Lebanon, it said, citing government estimates.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015