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Syrian refugees tell of life inside Jordanian camp

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Syrian refugees tell of life inside Jordanian camp


Syrians fleeing the violence in their homeland said on Tuesday that conditions at Jordan’s new refugee camp must improve.

The Zaatari camp opened on Sunday with the backing of the UN.

But some of the hundreds of refugees who arrived on Tuesday said they are struggling to cope with searing temperatures and a lack of water.

“It’s very hot and we don’t have enough to drink. We are suffering with our two handicapped boys,” explained one woman.

“We don’t have any fans or electricity,” said another female refugee. “There is not enough drinking water. Not even water to clean our clothes.”

The camp will eventually be expanded to host up to more than 100,000 refugees.

Officials in Amman say there are currently more than 140,000 Syrians seeking refuge inside Jordan’s borders.

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