Syria

Number of Syrian Refugees Tops 1 Million

According to the U.N.

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BEIRUT—The number of Syrians who have fled their homeland during the almost two years of violence has now officially exceeded 1 million, the United Nations said Wednesday.

The milestone had long been anticipated as the influx of refugees has continued inexorably, straining the resources of neighboring nations, especially Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

Inside Syria, the violence is said to have displaced another 2 million-plus people from their homes.