UN: Number of Syrian Refugees Tops 5 million

Geneva, March 30 (QNA) – The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of war has surpassed the five-million mark, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday. “We still have a long road to travel in expanding resettlement and the number and range of complementary pathways available for refugees,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. 
“To meet this challenge, we not only need additional places, but also need to accelerate the implementation of existing pledges,” the UN official added. The UN announced the milestone a year after participating countries at a Geneva conference pledged to “resettle and facilitate pathways for 500,000 refugees” from Syria but that only half of those places have been allocated so far. (QNA) 

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