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Jordan's main camp for Syrian refugees in numbers

Friday - 11/1/2013, 11:36am  ET

In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, photo, a Syrian refugee carries boxes loaded with bread during the daily distribution at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border in Jordan. The camp’s five bread centers open at daybreak. About 500,000 pitas are handed out daily _ four per person. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

The Associated Press

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war is one of the largest refugee camps in the world.

Here's a look at the camp in numbers, provided by the United Nations refugee agency:

--Residents: More than 100,000, or as many as in Flint, Michigan;

--Households: 13,500 (capacity 15,000);

--Area: 530 hectares (1,310 acres);

--Distance from the Syrian border: 12 kilometers (7.5 miles);

--Established: July 2012;

--Districts: 12;

--Trailers: 18,000;

--Tents: 10,000 (though only about 4,000 families live in tents);

--Shops: 2,500, of those 680 larger ones;

--Schools: 3, with more than 16,000 students enrolled;

--Boys moving goods in wheelbarrows for a small fee: More than 1,000;

--Residents earning income: About 65 percent;

--Daily cost of operating the camp: At least $500,000;

--Monthly electricity bill for the camp: $500,000;

--Daily pita bread distribution: 500,000 pieces;

--Daily number of water trucks: 350;

--Daily number of sewage trucks: 200;

--Daily water use per person: 45 liters;

--Hospitals: 3, including one for maternal delivery;

--Clinics at the camp : More than 10;

--Babies born every month at the camp: More than 200;

--Deaths: About 200 since the camp opened;

--Number of refugees who have passed through Zaatari: 350,000 to 360,000.

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And here are some other statistics on Syrian refugees:

--Syrians who have fled their country: 2.1 million;

--Syrian refugees living in Jordan: 550,000;

-- Of those, refugees living in Jordan's urban areas: 423,000.


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