Number of Syrian Refugees Passes 1.4 Million Mark

According to the United Nation's refugee agency


The number of Syrians who have fled their conflict-ravaged homeland has surpassed 1.4 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, warning that it was no longer able to meet their medical needs.

As of Thursday, the total number of Syrians registered as refugees was 1,401,435, the UNHCR said.

"This corresponds to 30 percent more than the total envisaged under the current Regional Refugee Response Plan by end June 2013," it underlined.

The UNHCR said it has received just 55 percent of the funding it has sought to help cope with the crisis.