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Factbox: Syria's rising death toll and refugee wave

Last modified: 17 May 2013 13:32

Here is a look at the rising human cost of Syria's civil war: 

Death toll

- The United Nations said on May 15 that the death toll in Syria from the two-year-old civil war is at least 80,000, an increase of about 10,000 from February 2013

- The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on May 13 at least 94,000 people have been killed but the death toll is likely to be as high as 120,000

- The Syrian Revolution Martyr toll is 65,834 as of May 2

Refugees of Syria

- The UN refugee agency UNHCR said the number of Syrian refugees including those awaiting registration is 1,515,639

JORDAN: 473,587 including those awaiting registration

LEBANON: 470,457 registered and awaiting registration

TURKEY: 347,157 registered and awaiting registration

IRAQ: 147,464 registered refugees

EGYPT: 66,922 registered refugees

Refugees inside Syria

The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated this month that out of Syria's 23 million population, 4.25 million were in need of humanitarian assistance across all 14 governorates. Of those, about 1.5 million are at imminent risk of food insecurity.

OCHA says that 6.8 million people in Syria are classed as people in need.

Source: Reuters / Photo: EPA