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Syrian refugees soar to tens of thousands due to violence

The United Nations refugee agency has said more than 200,000 Syrians have now fled the country as the conflict intensifies.

That is already more than the figure forecast by the UNHCR for the end of 2012.

The agencey has also said 30,000 refugees have crossed into Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan in the past week alone.

Nick Childs reports.

  • 24 Aug 2012