Middleeast

Syrian refugee crisis

Updated 5:10 AM ET, Wed October 3, 2012
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The United Nations refugee agency said that the number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries has more than tripled since June to over 300,000 Joe Duran/CNN
Officially, more than 93,000 refugees -- many of them children -- currently live in a network of camps spread along Turkey's long border with Syria. Joe Duran/CNN
Turkish diplomats estimate there are another 40,000 to 50,000 unofficial Syrian refugees who have chosen to live in Turkey outside of the camps. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees living in the Reyhanli Refugee Camp in Hatay Province of Turkey. Joe Duran/CNN
Cross-border travel between Turkey and Syria has been easy, in part because in 2009, Turkey and Syria agreed to allow "visa-free" travel for citizens across borders. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees living in the Reyhanli Refugee Camp in Hatay Province of Turkey. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees living in the Reyhanli Refugee Camp in Hatay Province of Turkey. Joe Duran/CNN
Turkish diplomats estimate there are another 40,000 to 50,000 unofficial Syrian refugees who have chosen to live in Turkey outside of the camps. Joe Duran/CNN