The number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries exceeded five million people

The total number of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt exceeded five million people. On Thursday, March 30, Reuters reported, citing the Office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees.

It is noted that more than 488 thousand Syrians accommodated in special camps.

For 2016, the UN reported about 4.8 million Syrian refugees. However, since the beginning of 2017, their number increased.

Ankara has repeatedly noted that more than three million asylum seekers, Turkey has hosted.

The civil war in Syria lasts since 2011. In the confrontation involved government forces opposition forces Islamist groups and terrorists, including militants of the banned in Russia as extremist organization “Islamic state”.