Map of the Day: 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (And Counting)

Today’s map comes via The UN Refugee Agency, which announced today that it has now registered over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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To put this in some context, In April 2012 — one month after the start of the uprising and brutal suppression —  there were 18,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon. One year later, there were 356,000. Now, the number has exceeded one million. UNHCR says that it registers 2,500 new refugees everyday. That is more than one person a minute.