Switzerland: 270,000 displaced in Syria in past fortnight — UNHCR

At least 270,000 people have been displaced in the Daraa region since June 20 due to intense combat, the United Nations reported in Geneva on Tuesday. «As we know right now, many of the displaced have moved closer to the neighbouring country borders seeking safety and an estimated 40,000 people are near the Jordanian border,» said Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR... Еще). Regarding the situation in Daraa, the spokesperson Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Elizabeth Throssell said it, «appears to be worsening with escalating attacks that are heavily impacting civilians. We urge all parties to the conflict to protect civilians in southwestern Syria and to protect those attempting to flee.»

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