20,000 Syrian refugees flee to Jordan in a week

By REUTERS
January 23, 2013 21:48




AMMAN - Around 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Jordan in the last seven days due to escalating violence in southern Syria, the fastest influx since the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad two years ago, Jordan's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

"What we have seen in terms of influx of Syrian refugees coming to Jordan is ... unprecedented, larger than any other time in the last two years," Nasser Judeh told Reuters. "We have had 20,000 Syrians coming into Jordan since last Thursday."


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