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Syrian Exodus through Eastern Jordan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee's Humanitarian Coordinator for Jordan says he is seeing Syrian refugees pouring into Jordan from further and further distances--as far away as Hama--crossing inhospitable terrain in search of safety.
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A Jordanian soldier helping a young Syrian refugee put back up a tent blown down by the relentless wind. The UNHCR calls Jordan the "model host."
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A Jordanian soldier helping a young Syrian refugee put back up a tent blown down by the relentless wind. The UNHCR calls Jordan the "model host."

Jordan desert, near the far eastern border with Iraq
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Jordan desert, near the far eastern border with Iraq

It takes refugees as many as 2-5 days after crossing Jordan's eastern border before they can be moved to the Zaatari camp, in northwestern Jordan. Jordanian Armed Forces cover all costs.
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It takes refugees as many as 2-5 days after crossing Jordan's eastern border before they can be moved to the Zaatari camp, in northwestern Jordan. Jordanian Armed Forces cover all costs.

Syrian refugees in eastern Jordan's desert walking the plank into safety.
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Syrian refugees in eastern Jordan's desert walking the plank into safety.

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