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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;


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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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