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UN Says Syria Refugees Hit Record In August

UN Says Syria Refugees Hit Record In August

More than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August, the UN says – the highest monthly number of refugees since the conflict began in March 2011.

“These people sought asylum in neighbouring countries,” said a spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency.

The rising numbers emerged as Red Cross head Peter Maurer discussed Syria’s aid crisis with President Assad.

In Aleppo, supplies are said to be dwindling, with access to parts of the city described as impossible.

Source: BBC News

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