Middle East

  • Jordan desert, near the far eastern border with Iraq
  • 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."
  • Syrian refugees in eastern Jordan's desert walking the plank into safety.
  • It takes @Refugees 2-5 days frm x'ing east'n #jordan border b4 they r moved 2 #zaatri. JAF has to cover all costs.
  • Most of the refugees coming into Jordan from the east are children. These have just been loaded on a Jordanian Border Patrol truck to be moved to safety.
  • 6 yr old Nisreen starting her 450 km. trip to her new home as a refugee from the remote eastern Jordan-Syria border.
  • Rasha, age 8,fled Homs in her pajamas after her house was shelled. She travelled for 12 days to reach the Jordan border.
  • 101 year-old Atfa, a Syrian refugee who passed away in the Zaatri refugee camp in Jordan. He had fled Syria only ten days earlier.
  • Of the estimated 450,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, more than 360,000 are registered or waiting registration with UNHCR, Amman.

Syrian Exodus into Jordan

Published March 28, 2013

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says it is seeing Syrian refugees pouring into Jordan from further and further distances, crossing inhospitable terrain in search of safety.


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