Four million more set to flee Syrian conflict: UN
GENEVA (AFP) - Four million more Syrians will be forced to flee their homes in 2014 as the conflict there escalates, the United Nations has predicted.
Two million will leave Syria as refugees, while the other 2.25 million will be displaced within Syria, according to a UN document seen by AFP on Monday.
The conflict has already forced more than two million Syrians to flee, in a tide of humanity that has overwhelmed neighbouring countries. Millions more have been displaced inside Syria.
Current estimates are that around 3.2 million Syrians will have become refugees by the end of this year in what Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has described as a "disgraceful humanitarian calamity".