In all, more than 358,000 Syrians fleeing the 19-month-old conflict have registered in four neighbouring states, including Iraq, and tens of thousands more have fled but not sought international assistance, it said.
Lebanon has seen its own Syrian-related unrest, exacerbated by the assassination last week of a senior intelligence officer who had pursued evidence of Syrian attempts to destabilise Lebanon.
“In Lebanon, we have not seen, despite the recent turmoil, a decrease in people crossing,” UNHCR chief spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva.
Jordan now has 105,737 registered Syrian refugees, followed by 101,834 in Turkey, 101,283 in Lebanon and 42,661 in Iraq. The UNHCR has forecast that a total of up to 700,000 Syrian refugees may have fled abroad by the end of the year.
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