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Syrian refugee total of 250,000 could double by May

Date Published: 
02/06/2013
Summary: 

The U.N. refugee agency in Lebanon expects the daily rate of registrations – around 2,000 to 3,000 – of Syrian refugees to continue at a steady pace, meaning the current total of 250,000 could double by May. (..) At a media roundtable at the UNHCR office Tuesday, Ninette Kelly, the resident representative of the refugee agency, said that around 3,000 refugees come forward for registration each day across Lebanon and that in January the process was finalized for 38,000 in total.