34,000 Syrian refugees reach Lebanon: UNHCR


Nearly 34,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Lebanon, after fleeing the clashes in their country, the U.N. agency for refugees said.

“There are currently nearly 34,000 Syrian refugees receiving aid in Lebanon through the efforts exerted by the Lebanese cabinet and its U.N. and non-governmental organization partners,” Xinhua quoted a statement from the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as saying.

According to the statement, 31,596 Syrians have been registered with the UNHCR, but the actual number of refugees from Syria is reportedly over 60,000

The U.N. refugee agency said last week that women and children make up three-quarters of the Syrians who it has registered or assisted in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.