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Syrian refugees top 200,000 as exodus grows

A Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, where many long to return home. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE, NAME WITHELD, SAYING: "Each member of our family is somewhere else. We are not happy about that. They are taking good care of us here but we are not happy at all because we are separated." Another refugee at the camp said all they want is to see the Syrian regime fall and be able to return home. The UNHCR is struggling to keep up with the tide of displaced persons pouring into Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. (SOUNDBITE)(English) UNHCR SPOKESPERSON ADRIAN EDWARDS, SAYING: "There has been a dramatic increase in the number of (Syrian) refugees in the region during August, we're now at over 200,000 refugees in the region that's over and above our planning figure for all 2012 of 185,000 refugees in the region." Some 30,000 Syrians fled their homes in the last week alone.Auteur: reutersTags: Sarah Sheffer displaced violence exodus 200000 Syrian refugee agency number Gepost: 24 augustus 2012Beoordeling: 0.0Stemmen: 0]]>

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