September 3rd, 2013
12:17 AM ET

U.N.: Syrian refugees now more than 2 million

The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country has risen above 2 million, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday.

That's an increase of nearly 1.8 million people over the past 12 months, the UNHCR said, describing the trend as "alarming."

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  1. chrissy

    So are there any civilians left in Syria?

    September 3, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jennifer

    One of the five tenets of Islam is alms for the poor. I'm sure the rich Arab oil states are fulfilling this chartiable responsibility by alleviating the suffering of the refugees, as they should now and as far into the future as required. If fellow Arabs aren't concerned, it'll be a tough row to hoe persuading other nations they should care for the consequences of this mess.

    September 3, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    With a 30 million population this is humanitarian tragedy of massive proportions @chrissy and your sarcasm is well aimed.
    Perhaps these refugees would return to cheer our Tomahawks and Cruises?

    September 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    with a 30 m population this a humanitarian tragedy of massive proportion @chrissy and your sarcasm is well aimed.

    September 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Assad, quit killing your citizens and negotiate peace. Your father's tactics are clearly not the answer.

    September 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    The same goes for the so called 'rebels'@banasy. Poor citizenry is bearing the brunt between the two sides.

    September 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The rebels are our enemies. The government is our enemy. Nothing we do will improve our relationship with any of them.
      Send humanitarian relief for the innocent citizens; the truly blameless in all of this.

      September 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Yes @ Jennifer this is an Arab and regional problem. And those players in the region who started all this should step up to the plate.

    September 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    The State deptt announced today, according to an article by Jason Ditz that Kerry called Netanyahu to reassure him of our intent to strike Syria.
    God knows we sold hundreds of billions of armament and hardware to S.Arabia and doled out the same to israel over the years. Let them tackle Assad as they are the ones responsible for creating this mess.

    September 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hope

    Enemies or not we cant allow the use of chemical weapons upon ones own population.

    September 4, 2013 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Do you have clear proof that it was Assad, Hope? Because there are plenty of intelligence out there that says otherwise. Before we invade a country, we need to know that we're not being led down the primrose path to saisfy yet someone else's agenda.
      Humanitarian aid only until it can be irrevocably proved it was Assad. THEN we re-evaluate.

      September 4, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      How naïve can one get?

      September 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |