I. Facts and Figures (as at 28 Feb. 2013)
UNHCR leader warns of moment of truth for Syria, risk of unmanageable crisis. Noting the risk of the conflict in Syria spilling over into the region, the High Commissioner told the UN Security Council in New York that "what is happening in Syria today risks escalating very quickly into a disaster that could overwhelm the international response capacity - political, security relate and humanitarian." Guterres stressed: "This must not be allowed to happen." (see attachment for full speech).
Government of Jordan estimates that there are some 413,000 Syrians of concern to UNHCR in the Kingdom.
Monthly record of new Syrian arrivals in Jordan in February: 61,268
Registration capacity increased with waiting time for registration reduced to two and half months.
Total registered and waiting registration Syrian individuals in Jordan :306,356
Total Syrians registered amounts: 253,668 individuals.
Total individuals waiting registration in Jordan, vast majority in urban areas: 52,688
The total Syrian population registered as at 27 February in the Za’atri camp: 136,891
Majority of registered people of concern is in Za’atri camp with 54.8% of total registered individuals, followed by 15.6% in Irbid and 16.6% in Amman.
Below table compares figures as at 27 Feb. vs 20 Feb.