As announced by the United Nations (UN) in a statement, more than three million Syrians have fled the civil war currently affecting their country, just to become refugees, a million of them in the last year alone, not counting hundreds of thousands of people who fled without registering as refugees.
Less than a year ago, the number was registered as two million refugees, the agency recalled, while highlighting the “increasingly horrific conditions within the country” for the increase of refugees.
There are cities “where people are surrounded, people are hungry and civilians are being killed indiscriminately.”
More than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011. The vast majority of Syrians, around 1.14 million have sought refuge in Lebanon, 608,000 in Jordan and 815,000 in Turkey.