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Jordan's main camp for Syrian refugees in numbers

November 01. 2013 4:36AM
Associated Press

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(AP) Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war is one of the largest refugee camps in the world.

Here's a look at the camp in numbers, provided by the U.N. refugee agency.

Residents: About 100,000, or as many as in Flint, Michigan;

Households: 13,500 (capacity 15,000);

Area: 530 hectares (1,310 acres);

Distance from the Syrian border: 12 kilometers (7.5 miles);

Established: July 2012;

Districts: 12;

Trailers: 18,000;

Tents: 10,000 (though only about 4,000 families live in tents);

Shops: 2,500, of those 680 larger ones;

Schools: 3, with more than 16,000 students enrolled;

Boys moving goods in wheelbarrows for a small fee: More than 1,000;

Residents earning income: About 65 percent;

Daily cost of operating the camp: At least $500,000;

Monthly electricity bill for the camp: $500,000;

Daily pita bread distribution: 500,000 pieces;

Daily number of water trucks: 350;

Daily number of sewage trucks: 200;

Daily water use per person: 45 liters;

Hospitals: 3, including one for maternal delivery;

Clinics at the camp : Over 10;

Babies born every month at the camp: More than 200;

Deaths: About 200 since the camp opened;

Number of refugees who have passed through Zaatari: 350,000 to 360,000;


And here are some other statistics on Syrian refugees:

Syrians who have fled their country: 2.1 million;

Syrian refugees living in Jordan: 550,000;

Of those, refugees living in Jordan's urban areas: 423,000.

Associated Press

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