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World 01 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR reaches rebel-held area of north Syria for first time

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that for the first time it had reached the opposition-held Azaz area of northern Syria where it found an estimated 45,000 displaced people living in appalling conditions in makeshift camps.

World 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Lebanon may need camps for flood of Syrian refugees - U.N

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon should consider setting up transit centres to absorb the waves of refugees fleeing neighbouring Syria and may have to establish formal refugee camps if the influx continues, a United Nations refugee official said.

World 10 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

U.N. says Syrian refugee numbers could triple by end of 2013

ANKARA (Reuters) - The number of refugees outside Syria could triple by the end of the year from the 1 million registered now if there is no political solution to the conflict, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Sunday.