The United Nations refugee agency is talking to Germany about resettling up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, said a UNHCR spokesman.
Andrew Edwards said the 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 UN expects to reach 3.45 million by the end of 2013.
The worsening Syrian crisis has prompted the United Nations to make its biggest ever appeal for humanitarian aid.
The UN said it needs $5 billion to help the "staggering escalation of the refugee crisis."
Andrew Harper from the UN Refugee Agency said: "The numbers are just massive and there's no end in sight, no light at the end of the tunnel. We have politicians talking and talking and talking but there's nothing on the humanitarian front having any impact."
This week, we have been hearing stories of life inside the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
ITV News Middle East Correspondent John Ray:
Fighting between rebels and pro-government forces continued in Syria today as the UN made its largest-ever humanitarian appeal for civilians caught up in the conflict.
Syrian forces are trying to flush out the remaining pockets of resistance around the town of Qusair after claiming victory on Wednesday.
Activists said there were many bodies in the fields surrounding the town, including some women and children.
Clashes also continued on the Golan Heights, close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, a day after rebels briefly seized the sole crossing between the two foes.
A British doctor has gained a first-hand insight into the grave humanitarian situation in Syria after using his annual leave to volunteer in the country.
Omar Gabbar is a consultant at Leicester General Hospital and he spoke to ITV News:
Mr Gabbar has been working with the charity Hand In Hand For Syria.
The UN today has launched the largest humanitarian appeal in its 68-year history to help those affected by the war in Syria. Watch the appeal video below:
ITV News has been reporting all week from the Zaatari refugee camp, a vast tent city on the Jordanian-Syrian border that houses more than 120,000 refugees.
Watch all of our Middle East Correspondent John Ray's reports below:
- On Thursday, we reported claims that Syrians are being turned away from Zaatari refugee camp.
- On Wednesday, we reported on the people helping children deal with the psychological impacts of war.
- On Tuesday, we reported on the vicious cycle of illness gripping children living in the camp.
The UN's latest aid appeal for Syria tops £5 billion - an amount that the organisation's High Commissioner for Refugees said is beyond the scope of the world's national aid budgets.
To put the amount into perspective, the UN points out that it is equivalent to what Brits spend on gardening each year:
– Justine Greening, International Development Secretary
The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Syria and our £114m funding for previous UN-led appeals has already helped to provide food, medicine and shelter to hundreds of thousands of people.
Britain has never stood on the sidelines and we are ready to play our role. We will be making further announcements over the next weeks and months, but other donors must also play their part.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, has said that the amount of money received by aid agencies to date covers just 28% of the estimated demand.
He said the UN estimates that $2.9 billion (£1.9bn) are needed - in addition to $2 billion (£1.3bn) outstanding from earlier pledges - to meet the humanitarian need in Syrian and surrounding countries.
Aid agencies have received just $840 million (£540m) to date.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, has described the conflict in Syria as "probably the most challenging humanitarian operation in decades".
Speaking at the launch of the UN's largest-ever aid appeal, he said he was concerned that the scale of the need in Syria was too large to be covered by the "traditional aid budgets of donor governments" alone.
– António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
The Syria conflict is, without a doubt, the one with the most dangerous regional and global impact on peace and security, and the worst humanitarian consequences, we have faced in a very long time ...
The amounts required are on a scale that is difficult to picture. As I have said many times before ... [it] is painfully clear that traditional aid budgets of donor governments will not be sufficient to cover the enormous needs generated by the Syrian crisis, and that support will have to come from broader funding mechanisms.