U.N. says 5,000 Syrian refugees fleeing each day

"There was a huge increase in January alone, we're talking about a 25 percent increase in registered refugee numbers over a single month."

U.N. says 5,000 Syrian refugees fleeing each day

World Bulletin / News Desk

About 5,000 refugees are fleeing Syria each day, seeking safe haven in neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

"This is a full-on crisis," Adrian Edwards, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news briefing in Geneva.

"There was a huge increase in January alone, we're talking about a 25 percent increase in registered refugee numbers over a single month."

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