Syrians largest refugee group after Palestinians: U.N.




 
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January 7th, 2015  
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Topic: Syrians largest refugee group after Palestinians: U.N.


By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrians have overtaken Afghans as the largest refugee population aside from Palestinians, fleeing to more than 100 countries to escape war in their homeland, the United Nations said on Wednesday. At more than 3 million as of mid-2014, Syrians accounted for nearly one in four of the 13 million refugees worldwide being assisted by the U.N. refugee agency, the highest figure since 1996, it said in a report. Some 5 million Palestinians refugees are cared for by a separate agency, UNRWA. ...




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