|Date: 20/07/2012 Time: 07:59:00 PM
The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey is now
estimated at more than 43,387, including 710 refugees who have just streamed
into Turkish territories.
With mounting violence continuing in Syria, the number of Syrian refugees
is likely to go up, Turkey's Anatolian news agency reported.
The Syrian refugees are now living in south Turkey, it said.
Terrified by widespread attacks and bombings unleashed by government
forces, Syrians living near south Turkey pick up and flee.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the
number of refugees has tripled since April, reaching 110,000 at camps in
Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
The organization added that the actual count is considered to be
"significantly higher," because many refugees are not registered with the UN
or different governments agencies.
UNHCR officials also say their appeal for international support for UN
agencies and NGOs serving the Syrians, which was launched in mid-June, has
received only 26 percent of the money sought. Such a low response, UNCHR
officials said in a news release, is causing a "profound impact on the