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Syria: Snapshot of a worsening humanitarian crisis
December 19, 2012 by The IRC
|Syrian Kurd refugees at the Domiz camp near the city of Duhok, northern Iraq. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it is seeking new funding to provide food, shelter, medicine and other aid for people fleeing the steadily worsening conflict in Syria. U.N. officials predicted that the number of refugees would more than double in the next six months.
Here’s a look at the crisis in figures:
525,000+ Syrians have registered with the U.N. as refugees. Many more are not officially counted.
1 million are expected to have fled across Syria's borders by mid-2013.
2 million of those who remain in Syria have been displaced from their homes.
$1.5 billion is needed to fund relief efforts for those affected by the conflict.
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