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.
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.
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.
Most of the refugees are housed in camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
Iraq`s Kurdish region has reportedly received up to 9,000 Syrian refugees looking to flee their homeland following ongoing violence.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch says the mines were planted in the past weeks.
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