A young Syrian family in Egypt
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Syrian families seek shelter in Egypt as violence escalates

31 August 2012 Last updated at 11:30 BST

The United Nations estimates that over 200,000 Syrians have fled the country as the conflict escalates.

While most of them have gone to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, increasing numbers of people are now travelling further afield to Egypt for shelter.

Claire Read reports.