Last updated: 9 May, 2013

Syrian refugees could hit 40% of Jordan’s population in 2014

The number of Syrian refugees flooding into Jordan could make up some 40 percent of the kingdom’s population by the middle of 2014, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Thursday.

“We have 10 percent of our population today, in the form of Syrian refugees, it is expected to rise to about 20 to 25 percent given the current rates by the end of this year, and possibly to about 40 percent by the middle of 2014,” Judeh told US Secretary of State John Kerry at the start of talks in Rome.