In Britain, feelings about refugees are running high. But most refugees never even try to come to Europe.
The vast majority of Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan.
According to the UN, there are more than 657,200 Syrian refugees in Jordan. But the Jordanian government says there are nearly twice as many – around 1.3 million.
This means that approximately one in ten or one in six people in Jordan is a Syrian refugee – a huge percentage either way.
And, like in the UK, unemployment and increasing competition for jobs are issues in Jordan. Most refugees can’t work there legally and have to rely on humanitarian aid.
So, while life in Jordan is better than being bombed or hungry in Syria, it is often still hard.
The British Red Cross, with our partners the Jordan Red Crescent, has supported Syrian refugee families in Jordan since 2012.