Syria Live Blog
2,300 Syrian refugees have crossed into Jordan In the last 24 hours
Our correspondent Nisreen el-Shamayleh has reported that 2,300 Syrian refugees have crossed into Jordan In the last 24 hours alone.
Reporting from Jordan, she said:
This is a very sharp increase, from the average of 200-400 who arrive every night and the highest in over a year.
Sources in the Jordanian city of Ramtha expect another 2,000 people to arrive tonight. These are taken to the transit facility of Al Bashabsheh.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, expects a response from the authorities regarding opening another holding facility for Syrian refugees because there it is impossible for Al Bashabsheh to accommodate these numbers.