6,400 Syrians arrive at Jordan camp in 24 hours: UN
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 file photo, A Syrian refugee boy runs to his family tent at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan. AP photoMore than 6,400 Syrian refugees have fled to Jordan's Za'atari camp in the past 24 hours, joining 30,000 others who have arrived since the start of the month, the UN refugee agency said.
"Jordan has experienced a record number of refugees crossing," UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told reporters in Geneva, noting that December's influx totalled 16,413. The new arrivals bring the total population of the sprawling camp to some 65,000.