Democracy Now: U.N.: Up to 700,000 Refugees May Flee Syria

The United Nations refugee agency is warning up to 700,000 refugees could flee Syria by the end of the year amidst mounting violence between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and rebels opposed to his regime. The U.N.’s new forecast is nearly quadruple the previous estimate from June. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have already fled into neighboring countries including Turkey and Lebanon during the 18-month conflict.

~ by wheresthemic on September 28, 2012.

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