Half of Syria's Population Displaced by War

According to figures released by the U.N. refugee agency, half of all Syrians now have been displaced by the country's civil war — including four million who have fled overseas. The exodus from Syria is now the largest recorded since 1992 when the number of refugees from Afghanistan hit 4.6 million. The latest figures from UNHCR put the total number exiled from Syria at just over 4,000,000 — greater than the population of Los Angeles. UNHCR said that an additional 7.6 million people are displaced inside Syria, bringing the total number to 11.6 million — 50 percent of the country's pre-war population of 23 million.



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