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U.N. says 5,000 Syrian refugees fleeing each day
February 8, 2013 / 10:16 AM / in 5 years

U.N. says 5,000 Syrian refugees fleeing each day

GENEVA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - About 5,000 refugees are fleeing Syria each day, seeking safe haven in neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

“This is a full-on crisis,” Adrian Edwards, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news briefing in Geneva. “There was a huge increase in January alone, we’re talking about a 25 percent increase in registered refugee numbers over a single month.”

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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