Dec. 27 - International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi ends his visit to Damascus calling for real change as Syrian refugees continue to arrive in Jordan. Sunita Rappai reports.
UN and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says the international community must help Syria end its current crisis. Speaking to reporters at the end of his visit to Damascus, Brahimi said last year's Geneva conference could help provide a solution. Syrian points of view must be brought closer, he added. "If the Syrians are unable to do that by themselves, the international community, their neighbours and all people must help them." Brahimi's four -day visit included meetings with besieged President Bashar al-Assad as well as a number of opposition figures. His new plan focuses on a transitional government but leaves Assad's role vague. Refugees continue to pour into neighbouring Jordan as the brutal conflict enters its 22nd month. At least half a million Syrians are now registered as UN refugees and the number is growing by 3000 every day. This man says the daily raids left them living in a state of constant fear. "They don't let anyone sleep or have any peace," he says. "We see bodies and blood in the streets, no one can live in these circumstances." More than 250,000 Syians are now registered as refugees in Jordan.