UN: 7 Million Syrians Displaced by Civil War
Around seven million Syrians, or almost one-third of the population, have been displaced by the country's civil war since March 2011, according to reports of the UN refugee agency.
According to UNHCR Representative in Syria Tarik Kurdi, five million of the seven million displaced Syrians are still in the country, and about two million have fled to neighboring countries.
The head of the UN refugee agency in Syria says that two million of those directly affected by the war are children.
Kurdi, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency, BTA, has drawn attention to the scarcity of funding, stressing that UN assistance has amounted to less than one-third of the money needed to help those displaced by the war.
The UN says the Syrian civil war has created the world's worst refugee crisis for 20 years, with numbers not seen since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
More than 100,000 people have been killed since an uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad erupted in 2011.
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