Syrian Refugees Flood Jordan

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Children inside a classroom at Za’atri refugee camp, host to tens of thousands of Syrians displaced by conflict, near Mafraq, Jordan. December 7, 2012 (United Nations/Mark Garten/flickr)

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of Syrians registered as refugees or awaiting registration as refugees has now passed the 2 million mark.  

Of the 2 million refugees, Lebanon hosts the most with some 720,000 refugees. The country with the next highest influx of refugees is Jordan, which has taken in more than a half-million displaced Syrians.

Andrew Harper, a representative for the UNHCR, is based in Jordan. He describes the plight of Syrian refugees there, and what the international community is trying to do to bolster support for them. 

Guests:

Andrew Harper

Produced by:

Mythili Rao and Elizabeth Ross

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

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