The number of Syrian refugees has now topped 1.4 million. Most of them have fled to neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. But these host countries are struggling to cope with the influx of refugees. Life in the camps is getting worse and cities are reaching capacity limits, with lack of shelter, poor sanitation and overcrowded healthcare facilities.
Gerry Simpson from Human Rights Watch calls for more aid and urges the international community to help lighten the load carried by Syria’s neighbours.