Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018; highest in 7 year conflict : AsiaNet-Pakistan

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018; highest in 7 year conflict

June 11, 2018 | | Share:

The United Nations says more than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of the current year which is the highest level in the seven-year conflict.

The UN regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria Panos Moumtzis told reporters in Geneva that the fresh displacement inside Syria brings the number of people internally displaced to 6.2 million.

He said,there are still some 5.6 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries.

Moumtzis said most of the newly displaced had been forced on the move by escalations in fighting in the former rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta and within the northwestern province of Idlib.

More than 350,000 people have been killed in the Syrian war since it started in 2011.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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