U.N. talking to Germany about resettling 5,000 Syrian refugees

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:44 PM

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency is talking to Germany about temporarily resettling up to 5,000 Syrian refugees, UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said on Tuesday.

Edwards said UNHCR was also working with other European governments to find ways to help the 1.6 million Syrians who have fled the country, a number the United Nations expects to reach 3.45 million by the end of 2013.

(This story corrects figure to 5,000 instead of 10,000 after UNHCR official clarification)

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Janet Lawrence and Michael Roddy)