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Uruguay to receive 120 Syrian refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 22:29

Some 120 refugees from war-torn Syria are due to begin arriving in Uruguay in the coming weeks, officials here said on Tuesday.

Australia mulls more aid for Syrian refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 05:46

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said here Monday that his country is looking into increasing aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, local media reported.

900,000 Syrian refugees now in Turkey

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 16:33

The number of Syrian refugees taking shelter in Turkey is nearly 900,000, a UN official said Monday.

Syria war refugees held in Egypt launch hunger strike

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 23:05

Dozens of Syrian and Palestinian refugees detained in the Egyptian city of Alexandria for trying to illegally migrate to Europe went on a hunger strike on Friday, a UN official said.

Flood of Syria refugees to Iraq tops 40,000

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 09:17

More than 40,000 Syrians have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan in little over a week to escape an escalation in fighting between Kurdish rebels and Islamists, the United Nations said on Saturday.

One millionth child refugee flees Syria: UN

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 12:51

The number of children who have fled war-torn Syria hit one million on Friday, while two million kids have been displaced within their homeland`s borders by the conflict

US to aid Syrian refugees, offers USD 300 million

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 09:11

President Barack Obama will tell G8 leaders that Washington is offering a new USD 300 million aid package for refugees inside and outside Syria, a senior official said.

Syrian refugees may double or triple this year: UN official

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:49

The United Nations has warmed that the number of refugees from Syria may double or even triple this year if the two-year-old bloody uprising does not end.

One million refugees flee Syria: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 16:27

The number of Syrians who have fled the war-ravaged country and are seeking assistance has now reached the one million mark, the United Nations’ refugee agency has said.

Syrian refugees in Turkey exceed 200,000

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 16:17

The number of Syrians fleeing clashes in their country and residing in Turkey has exceeded 200.

Syrian refugees receiving UN aid in Lebanon reach 115,000

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 14:01

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon receiving aid from the UN reached the mark of 115,000, according to the latest report from UNHCR.

Syria refugees to reach 700,000 by year end: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 23:52

Most of the refugees are housed in camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.