The United Nations said today that more than 700,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries and aid workers are struggling to keep up.
"We have seen an unrelenting flow of refugees across all borders. We are running double shifts to register people," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Sybella Wilkes.
"We are trying to clear the backlog because the numbers have gone up so dramatically in Jordan and Lebanon."
Nearly 220,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan, 226,000 to Lebanon, 160,000 to Turkey, 77,000 to Iraq, 14,000 to Egypt and 5,500 elsewhere in north Africa.
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