Syrian refugees wait to receive humanitarian aid during a visit by Anne C. Richard, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees, and migration, and Nancy Lindborg (both not pictured), USAID assistant administrator for democracy, conflict, and hu
Syrian refugees at more than 700,000 as outflow swells: U.N.
Posted : Tuesday, 29 January 2013 03:46AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 700,000 Syrian refugees have registered in neighboring countries or await processing there, as aid workers struggle to keep up with the exodus, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
"We have seen an unrelenting flow of refugees across all borders. We are running double shifts to register people," Sybella Wilkes, spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told Reuters in Geneva.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
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