09.02.2013 29.Schwat. 5773 Mischpatim; Paraschat Schkalim
Assad's forces try to beat back rebels edging into Damascus; UNHCR says some 5,000 refugees escaping Syria everyday.
About 5,000 refugees are fleeing Syria each day, seeking safe haven in neighboring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
"This is a full-on crisis", Adrian Edwards, spokesman of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news briefing in Geneva. "There was a huge increase in January alone, we're talking about a 25 percent increase in registered refugee numbers over a single month"….