Jordan erects first official Syrian refugee camp

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Published on Jul 29, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish

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 neighbours.

In order to accomodate the influx of refugees that the community can no longer absord, Jordan has just opened its first official refugee camp specifically for Syrians.

Currently, the 2000 tents will provide temporary housing to 10 000 refugees, but if the crisis escalates, the government could expand the camp, sheltering up to 113 000 Syrians.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen el-Shamayleh reports from Zaatri, North Jordan.

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