The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday (July 5th) as many as 5,000 Syrians fled to Jordan over the past week.
"Around 4,000 to 5,000 have crossed the borders this week, which is a large number," said Jordan's UNHCR representative Andrew Harper. "More and more people are likely to be coming to the kingdom."
Over 1,000 Syrians fled to the kingdom since dawn on Thursday, Ziad Hamad, president of the aid group the Kitab and Sunna Society, told AFP.
The group, which cares for around 50,000 displaced Syrians in Jordan, has donated $10 million to these Syrians since last year, Hamad said.
Jordan currently hosts around 140,000 displaced Syrians.