U.N. Says 8,000 Killed, 230,000 Displaced By Syrian Conflict

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, current president of the U.N. General Assembly, reported today that more than 8,000 people have been killed in the year-long Syrian uprising. Al-Nasser also noted that human rights violations are “widespread and systematic” within the country, and called on the international community to take action. Opposition groups have put the death toll above 9,000. A separate report from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says that 230,000 Syrians have been displaced by the fighting, including 30,000 who have fled to other countries. The High Commissioner’s coordinator for Syria, Panos Moumtzis, estimated that hundreds of Syrians cross the border every day.

Zachary Bernstein