As the number of refugees fleeing Syria peaks to two million people, ActionAid’s Director for the Arab Region Ahmad Al Damrawy said:
“There is obviously something very wrong when two million people are forced to flee their country. Now more than ever warring parties need to come to the table and negotiate a peaceful solution that will put an end to the human suffering.
“Refugee families arriving in Jordan and Lebanon are desperate and frightened. They have little in the way of belongings and many are exhausted, having faced dangerous journeys to get to the camps. Two thirds of the refugees are women and children.
“With more and more refugees crossing the borders into neighbouring countries, already scant resources are being stretched to the limit. ActionAid is scaling up its response in Lebanon and Jordan to meet the needs of increasing numbers of refugees, but more help is needed.
“Access for humanitarian agencies to reach those most in need inside Syria is a top priority and the international community must continue to lobby for free access.”