Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to first tent camp 2012
09/08/2012 – To date, over 130,000 people fled the fighting in Syria to neighbouring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. Hosting the second highest number of refugees after Turkey, Jordan is today sheltering over 39,500 registered Syrians, 75% of whom are women and children - although the Jordanian government puts the number at over 150,000. Zaatari camp is the first official tent camp in Jordan. As part of its regional response plan, ECHO funds humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan.
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