More than 5 million Syrians fled

The number of Syrians that after six years of civil war in their country to surrounding countries has fled, the 5 million mark. That says the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

The figure was the largest part of 2016 stable around 4.8 million. Since the beginning of this year has increased to 5,008,473, according to data that the UNHCR and Turkey have collected. There are 488,531 of them in camps.

So far managed to 250,000 Syrian refugees to resettle in third countries, but according to High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, there should be more places are offered. The UNHCR estimates that 1.2 million refugees in the world this year gehervestigd. 40 percent of them are Syrians.

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