More than 100,000 refugees fled Syria in August

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A Syrian family gets a lift at a crossing to Lebanon where they will register at UNHCR centres

Over 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

UNHCR says there are now 234,000 Syrian refugees in  neighbouring countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.

Inside Syria, insecurity remains a major obstacle to reaching displaced families with humanitarian assistance.

UNHCR Spokesperson Melissa Fleming says the agency and Syrian Red Crescent have started a cash transfer programme to enable displaced families to buy food and other basic needs.

"We’re expanding together with the Syrian Red Crescent our operations to support displaced Syrians. We are basically identifying the most vulnerable of these families and are distributing financial assistance which in our experience in situations like these is the most helpful for very vulnerable families rights now. We’ve just started with a relatively small group, but we hope to expand this programme to reach 200,000 people in the coming months."  (Duration 31")

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