Syria

Surge in Number of Syrian Refugees

Over 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August

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More than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August, the UN says—the highest monthly figure since the conflict began in March 2011.

This almost doubled the total number of refugees to 235,300 in the space of a month, the UN refugee agency says.

The figures emerged as the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, met President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.