GENEVA - Syrians are pouring across the
border to escape fighting in their battered homeland and
diarrheal disease has broken out in rural areas near Damascus,
UN aid agencies said on Friday.
More than 170,000 Syrians have been registered in four
neighbouring countries (Iraq
refugee agency said.
Overnight, more than 1,000 Syrians arrived in Jordan
, spokesman Adrian
Edwards of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. The UNHCR is working to improve the ratio of
people to toilets - currently 40 to one - in Za'atri camp
holds nearly 8,000 of some 47,000 refugees registered in Jordan