Up to 4 million displaced within Syria, says aid official

By REUTERS
March 19, 2013 19:30

 
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LONDON- As many as 4 million people may be displaced within Syria due to the two-year-long conflict there, double previous estimates, the head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said.

Nearly half of them are not getting the aid they need, Abdul Rahman Attar, president of the SARC, told AlertNet.

Fighting between rebel groups and government forces has forced millions to flee their homes since an uprising against President Bashar Assad began two years ago. More than a million have fled across the border, but the majority have sought shelter within Syria.

Of those, many have been taken in by Syrian families, but large numbers have been forced to shelter in damaged buildings or schools and stadiums.

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