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May 18, 2013 10:10 am

UN: More Than 1.5 Million People Have Fled Syria

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Free Syrian Army rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria, during the country's civil war on Oct. 19, 2012. Photo: VOA News/Wikimedia Commons.

Ynet – More than 1.5 million people have fled Syria as conditions there deteriorate rapidly, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

The exodus has accelerated over the past four months and the agency estimates that nearly 1 million refugees have registered since January, UN officials said.

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  • jerry hersch

    There are also an estimated 4 million internally displaced within Syria.
    The ehhnic background of the refugees is more important than the total numbers..that gives an indication of who is fleeing and where theythink safety may be offered.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    And so? Just declare them all refugees unto the 1 millionth generation.

    • jerry hersch

      It is comments such as yours that make the non-Jewish reader think …who gives a damn about Jews and the aftermath of the Holocaust if they don’t give a damn about others.One of the ratinales for the founding of Israel is that it would be an ark of refuge for world Jewry-and as such it has appealed to the world for support.
      It is comments such as yours that fan anti-Semitism Speaking aloud in Algemeiner gives you a forum -but remember you are not only speaking to your buddies at a local bar counter.
      The pages of Jewish media are scoured by haters of Jews..scoured for reasons to perpetuate hatred..For if the Jews are seeped in hatred and prejudice against others -why then is it wrong to mutually hate JEWS ??

  • Despite the sufferings of people in Syria, the BDS people will continue to focus on Israel.