U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria

November 11, 2014 1:03 PM

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U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria

GENEVA (Reuters) - About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, many without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency said UNHCR on Tuesday.

Amin Awad, UNHCR's director for the Middle East and North Africa, said the world was becoming numb to the refugees' needs.

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