Aid stepped up for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Local and international community struggling to support more than 120,000 people who have fled conflict.

    More than a year into the crisis in Syria, Jordan's community-based efforts to assist Syrian refugees are still going strong.

    International efforts have also been stepped up to help those who fled the violence in their country.

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is trying to register as many Syrians as possible with the agency.

    Official figures from the UN put the number of Syrian refugees in Jordan at 22,000. But in reality, the country is hosting more than 120,000 people who are fleeing from the conflict.

    Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the Jordanian city of Zarqa, located on the border with Syria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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