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Thursday, 27 September 2012 - 19:49
Up to 700,000 Syrians could flee by year-end: UNHCR
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The U.N. refugee agency said that the number of refugees fleeing Syria could reach 700,000 by the end of the year , almost four times its previous forecast.

About 294,000 refugees fleeing 18 months of conflict in Syria have crossed into four neighbouring countries - Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey - or await registration there.

About 5,000-6,000 Syrians have reached other parts of North Africa, mainly Egypt, while other refugees are turning up in southern Europe, including Cyprus and Greece.

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