Syrian and Palestinian refugees register their names in order to receive humanitarian aid in Beirut
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More than seven million refugees displaced in 2012 - UN

The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.

A report from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that Syria is "a major new factor" driving up refugee numbers.

The report say 55% of all refugees come from five countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Syria.

Imogen Foulkes reports from Geneva:

  • 19 Jun 2013
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