Syria still tumultuous

More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or are waiting to in other Middle Eastern countries, with about 3,000 new people seeking refugee status and assistance daily, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. Lebanon now hosts 154,387 registered Syrian refugees who have fled the 20-month-old conflict, Jordan has 142,664, Turkey 136,319, Iraq 65,449 and North Africa 11,740, the UNHCR said.

A family gathers inside a tent after arriving to the Turkish side of the Orontes river after fleeing from the northern Syrian town of Darkush.

A Syrian man arrives aboard a boat to the Turkish side of the Orontes river after fleeing from the northern Syrian town of Darkush.

Syrians flee aboard a boat across the Orontes river near the northern Syrian town of Darkush to go to neighbouring Turkey.

Members of a fleeing Syrian family huddle together aboard a boat that will take them across the Orontes river to Turkey.

A Syrian refugee girl stands outside of her makeshift house built on an agricultural field in Saadnayel in the Lebanese Bekaa valley.

More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or are waiting to in other Middle Eastern countries, with about 3,000 new people seeking refugee status and assistance daily, the United Nations refugee agency said.

Lebanon now hosts 154,387 registered Syrian refugees who have fled the 20-month-old conflict.

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