New generation of Syrian refugees displaced in Jordan's camp city

Zaatari camp in Jordan near the Syrian border is home to almost 80,000 refugees - 40 percent of them aged under 11.

    They often start out as temporary shelters for people fleeing war, food shortages and famine - but then spread out to become massive refugee camps.

    In a new series - A Life Displaced - Al Jazeera takes a closer look at the plight of refugees worldwide, starting in Jordan.

    The Zaatari refugee camp is home to 80,000 refugees from the war in neighbouring Syria.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports.


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