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Jordan to open new Syrian refugee camp

Construction of new camp in Al-Azraq comes as number of Syrian refugees in country tops half-a-million.

Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 11:54
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More than half a million Syrian refugees have crossed into Jordan since the start of the conflict.

The Jordanian government is about to open a new camp for them which will be able to house over 100,000 people.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the camp in th Jordanian town of Al-Azraq.

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