UN refugee chief says EU should let more Syrian refugees enter legally

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said on Wednesday he had asked the European Union to grant legal entry to more Syrian refugees who are risking their lives trying to reach Europe illegally by sea.

Cyprus cruise liner rescues 300 refugees

A cruise liner returning from Greece was pressed into action in rough seas off Cyprus Thursday to rescue some 300 people thought to be Syrian refugees whose trawler had run into trouble.

Flood of Syria refugees to Iraq tops 40,000

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 million refugees flee Syria: UN

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 receiving UN aid in Lebanon reach 115,000

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

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

9,000 Syrian refugees reach Iraq

Iraq`s Kurdish region has reportedly received up to 9,000 Syrian refugees looking to flee their homeland following ongoing violence.

Syria laying landmines in border areas: HRW

The New York-based Human Rights Watch says the mines were planted in the past weeks.