Jordan is severely restricting the number of refugees it is letting in.
Partly for security reasons and partly because the country is already dealing with nearly one million Iraqi refugees.
UN refugee body appealed for $60m in emergency aid for those fleeing the violence in Iraq – the largest long-term displacement of people since the uprooting of Palestinians during the creation of Israel in 1948.
Many refugees live in conditions of acute poverty.
The UN says that there is growing evidence of women turning to prostitution.