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Refugees of the Syrian civil war or Syrian refugees are Syrian nationals, who have fled Syria with the escalation of the Syrian civil war. To escape the violence, tens of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled the country to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. In August 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported that the number of registered Syrian refugees had reached over 200,000, exceeding the UNHCR estimate of 185,000 for the entire year. Also according to the United Nations, 6 million people inside Syria needed help and about 4 million Syrians were internally displaced because of the Syrian civil war. By the early months of 2013 the UNCHR announced that the number of refugees had topped 1 million, and by March 2013 had risen to 1,204,707 people. A spokeswoman for UNHCR, Sybilla Wilkes, also reported that the rate of flight from Syria was increasing. "In March an average of 10,000 people crossing per day. In February it was 8,000. In January it was 5,000. The numbers keep going up and up." In February 2013, seven Syrian refugees were hospitalized and treated at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel. Injured in clashes with the Syrian army, they made their way to the border in the northern Golan Heights and were transferred to the hospital via military ambulances. (via Freebase)