Huge New Syrian Refugee Camp Opening In Jordan

A picture taken on April 30, 2014 in Azraq, in the Jordanian eastern desert, shows houses, some under construction, at a refugee camp for Syrians fleeing the war in their country. The 5.7-square-mile camp can accommodate up to 50,000 people but the U.N. says it can be expanded to take in 130,000, making it one of the biggest in the world. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

The United Nations says nearly 3 million people have fled the fighting in Syria; 600,000 of them are in neighboring Jordan, where a new refugee camp is opening. The BBC’s Yolande Knell visited and has this report.


  • Yolande Knell, Middle East correspondent for the BBC. She tweets @YolandeKnell.
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