Syrian refugees soar due to violence
The number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria has rise sharply.
Around 30,000 people arrived in neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan this week, according to the UN refugee agency, which brings the total number of refugees since the conflict began to more than 200,000.
The BBC's Barbara Plett said the growing numbers of refugees had become a big political issue.
24 Aug 2012
- From the section Middle East