Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, met Syrian refugees in the Jordanian town of Ramtha, near the border with Syria on Wednesday.

During their visit, the royal couple spoke with a shopkeeper as they were shown around his shop in the King Abdullah Park camp in Ramtha, which is home to just under 1,000 people who have fled Syria during the two-year-old conflict.

The King Abdullah Park camp is run by the United Nations, Unicef and Save the Children and is home to around 921 refugees, Unicef said.

More than 330,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan since the war began, according to Unicef figures.

The head of the U.N. refugee agency said the number of refugees outside Syria could triple by the end of the year from the 1 million now if there is no resolution to the conflict.

International divisions have paralysed the U.N. Security Council action to halt the Syrian conflict.

Russia and China have blocked three resolutions backed by Western and some Arab states aimed at putting pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to stop the bloodshed.

The royal couple are due to visit a historic Jordanian Roman city before leaving for Qatar and then on to Saudi Arabia and Oman.

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