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12/19/2013 (1 year ago)

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At least 100,000 Syrians fleeing homeland every month

As the Syrian conflict nears the three-year mark, the nation will soon become the foremost country with the most refugees. With at least 100,000 Syrians feeling their homeland every month, Syria will have the largest refugee population in three months time, outstripping Afghanistan for that tragic honor. 

The United Nations appealed for $6.5 billion this week to address the Syrian issue, the biggest amount ever requested for a single humanitarian emergency.

The United Nations appealed for $6.5 billion this week to address the Syrian issue, the biggest amount ever requested for a single humanitarian emergency.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/19/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Syria, refugees, United Nations, projections


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - It's estimated that than 2.3 million Syrians have already fled their homeland. In contrast, the Afghan refugee population, which boasted the world's largest for more than 30 years, has fallen from a peak of more than six million in the 1990s to around 2.58 million now.

"The conflict in Syria shows no signs of abating and with current trends continuing it's very likely that Syrians will become the largest refugee group in the world in a matter of months," a United Nations source says.

The Syrian refugee population has far overtaken those from Somalia and Iraq. The influx of Syrian refugees have flooded such neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. These countries, already struggling with their domestic populations, must contend with millions of displaced Syrians, who place a strain on available resources.

The United Nations appealed for $6.5 billion this week to address the Syrian issue, the biggest amount ever requested for a single humanitarian emergency.

U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres said at the appeal launch at the beginning of this week that there could be 4.12 million Syrian refugees by the end of 2014. "We are facing what I really consider the most dangerous for global peace and security since the Second World War," he added.

He also called upon nations to keep their borders open, urging Europe to step up efforts to share the burden. He says that addressing the humanitarian needs in both Syria and surrounding countries minimize the risks for growing instability.

Amnesty International declared that European leaders should "hang their heads in shame" after they offered to take in only 12,340 Syrian refugees. Thousands of Syrians have undertaken dangerous sea journeys to reach Europe. Many have died after their poorly constructed boats sank.

"There is something fundamentally wrong when a Syrian family with women and children that has fled this dramatic conflict in Syria needs to take a boat with high risk of drowning to get to Europe," Guterres said.



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