Jordan Establishes First Official Syrian Refugee Camp
July 29, 2012
Al Jazeera English
As the Syrian conflict continues, more and more people are leaving their homes and seeking refuge abroad. Some just cross the borders, while others register officially as refugees. Jordanian officials have processed more than 150,000 refugees - the most of all of Syria's neighbors. To accomodate the influx of refugees the community can no longer absorb, Jordan has opened its first official refugee camp specifically for Syrians. Currently, the 2,000 tents will provide temporary housing to 10,000 refugees. However, if the crisis escalates, the government could expand the camp to shelter up to 113,000 Syrians. Al Jazeera's Nisreen el-Shamayleh reports from Zaatri, North Jordan.
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