Published: Sat, April 01, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Number of Syrian refugees surpasses 5 mln mark

Number of Syrian refugees surpasses 5 mln mark

In addition to the people who have fled the country, more than six million have become displaced inside Syria.

A UN-led humanitarian appeal to help Syrian refugees and support host communities has received only 6 per cent of the money needed this year - $298 million out of $4.6 billion.

"It's clear that the global community has completely failed to end the conflict in Syria", said Alun McDonald, regional spokesman for Save the Children.

The majority of them have fled to neighboring countries - Turkey has nearly 3 million Syrian refugees, and Lebanon holds just over 1 million.

He said much of the worldwide community was also failing refugees, increasingly closing borders and turning them away.

Geneva - The number of people that have escaped the war in Syria has surpassed the five million mark, reported this Thursday (30) in Geneva, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Hundreds of thousands more live in Gulf countries that are not party to the 1951 Refugee Convention, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, so they are not recorded as refugees. "As many States know from first-hand experience, resettlement not only gives refugees the opportunity to re-build their lives, but also enriches the communities that welcome them".

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In the education system, classrooms were overcrowded with the number of students more than doubling in six years to accommodate Syrian pupils.

Smaller numbers have been resettled officially in Europe, Canada and the United States, though USA president Donald Trump's administration has sought to temporarily halt all Syrian refugee entries.

While the world seeks ways to help Syrians seeking asylum, the war in Syria rages on.

The situation is more complicated in Lebanon, where the government refused the establishment of formal camps.

The UN says around one million Syrians are in the country, though the government says the figure is higher, with many living in dismal conditions in informal camps.

UNHCR is urging countries to step up efforts to meet pledges to resettle about 500,000 Syrians - saying only half of those places have been allocated.

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