Number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 100,00...

GENEVA, October 23 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that Lebanon has become the third country in the region to see its population of registered Syrian refugees and people waiting for registration exceeding the 100,000 mark.

"As of yesterday, the number of refugees was 101,283," UNHCR's chief spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, told journalists in Geneva. "Turkey and Jordan already have refugee populations in excess of this figure, and region-wide the number has climbed to more than 358,000. Governments in states bordering Syria estimate there are tens of thousands more Syrians who have not yet registered," she added.

 

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