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The number of Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations has topped three million — but only approximately 5,000 refugees, or 0.16% of those registered, have been resettled in countries beyond Syria’s neighbors, according to Oxfam, a humanitarian organization.

“The fact that 3 million Syrians are now refugees is just part of the picture of human suffering,” said Andy Baker, head of Oxfam’s Syria team in a statement. “With 10.8 million more people needing help inside Syria and indiscriminate attacks on civilians claiming more lives each week, more and more families will be forced to seek sanctuary.”

Almost one in every two Syrians has been forced to flee their homes since fighting erupted in 2011, according to a U.N. report released Friday. The Syrian operation is now the U.N.’s largest in it’s 64 years of existence, while an estimated 6.5 million people have been displaced inside Syria as well, according to the U.N.

The majority of Syrians have fled to neighboring countries like Lebanon — where there are now 1.17 million Syrian refugees. Turkey has taken in 830,000 Syrians while Jordan has taken in 613,000, according to the U.N. Around 215,000 more Syrians have registered as refugees in Iraq and Egypt, while an unknown more have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamberger/the-us-has-taken-in-fewer-than-200-syrian-refugees-in-three#32tdaru

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