The Syria refugee crisis
Published: Wed, 19 Jun, 2013
The Syria Crisis is driving families from their homes in unprecedented numbers. Over 1.6 million people, mainly women and children - have fled from violence, death and destruction to neighbouring countries.
Jordan has hosted nearly half a million refugees so far and the numbers are growing each and every day.
Za'atari Refugee Camp in Northern Jordan was opened by the UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency - to accommodate Syrians fleeing from their war torn country. It has become the second largest refugee Camp in the world in just under a year. The number of Syrians fleeing into Jordan has been as high as 3,000 per day. The UN refugee agency expect that over three million Syrians will have left their country due to the ongoing conflict by the end of 2013.
Kate Garraway has been to Zaa'atari to meet some of the families whose lives have been torn apart by war.
The UN launched its biggest appeal in history earlier this month to help Syrians who have lost everything and been forced to flee their homes. Just £10 could provide essential kitchen sets for a family to prepare food. It is predicted that by the end of the year at least 10 million Syrians will need life saving assistance. You can donate at www.unhcr.org.uk.