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Syria refugees in Turkey reaching 80,000

08-25-2012 18:59 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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The number of Syrian refugees who have fled across the border to Turkey is ramping up toward the 80,000 mark.

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate said more than three thousand and five hundred people entered the country in just the past 24 hours. The new arrivals brought the number of Syrian refugees sheltering in Turkey to more than 78-thousand.

The UN’s refugee agency estimated that more than 200,000 Syrians had poured into neighbouring countries during the conflict, including about 30,000 in the past week. A UN report suggests the emergency relief efforts undertaken so far are inadequate, and have underestimated the needs of the refugee population.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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