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Jordan's main camp for Syrian refugees in numbers

November 1, 2013
Associated Press

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (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.

 
 

 

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