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April 10, 2013

Syrian refugees update 2013

Another refugee camp opened today in Mrajeeb al-Fhood, Jordan, to accommodate the reported 1,500 to 2,000 Syrians fleeing to Jordan daily. Just over a year ago the Big Picture posted an entry of the growing number of people displaced due to the conflict that now has lasted over two years. The United Nations recently said a total of around 7,000 to 8,000 Syrians are leaving their country daily; there are 1.3 million Syrian refugees and almost 4 million more have been displaced inside Syria since the start of the conflict. Posted here is another glimpse of daily life for those displaced since the beginning of this year. -- Lloyd Young ( 37 photos total)

A Syrian internally displaced boy stands at the window of a tent in the Bab al-Hawa camp along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on March 18. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordanian police stand guard as Syrian refugees arrive at the new Mrajeeb al- Fhood refugee camp 20 km east of the city of Zarqa on April 10.The press spokesman for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Anmar Hmoud, said the camp which is 250 dunams (61.78 acres) in size and cost seven million dinars with funding from the United Arab Emirates, will receive up to 100 Syrian refugees daily. He said the number of Syrian refugees in the kingdom since the outbreak of the crisis in their country, which entered its third year, reached 483,314 refugees, according to the Jordanian news agency Petra. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A newly-arrived Syrian refugee boy smiles at an Emirati Red Crescent worker upon his arrival with his family to the new Jordanian-Emirati refugee camp, Mrajeeb al-Fhood, in Zarqa, Jordan, on April 10. A second camp for Syrian refugees has opened in Jordan as more Syrians flee the civil war at home. The Jordanian-Emirati camp is the first funded by the United Arab Emirates and run by its Red Crescent Society in Jordan to assist families, single women, the disabled, and elderly. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

Guards stand at the entrance to Mrajeeb al-Fhood, a new refugee camp in Zarqa, Jordan, on April 10. A second camp for Syrian refugees has opened in Jordan as more Syrians flee the civil war at home. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

A view of the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on the third day of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall's visit to the country on March 13 in Amman, Jordan. The Royal couple are on the first leg of a tour of the Middle East taking in Qatar, Saudia Arabia and Oman. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

A Syrian woman carries her children near their makeshift refugee camp at the mountains of the city of Afrin, on the Syria-Turkey border, on March 28. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Syrian refugee children sit inside their tent at a small refugee camp, in Ketermaya village southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 14. The number of registered Syrian refugees jumped 10 percent in just one week to more than 1.1 million, a U.N. aid official said Thursday as France pushed for quickly lifting a European Union ban on arming Syrian rebels. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

A Syrian internally displaced woman and child are reflected in a puddle of water in the Bab al-Hawa camp along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 18. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian refugee at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

Mother and son Syrian refugees at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

An internally displaced Syrian refugee child has a hair cut at a makeshift barber shop at the Azaz refugee camp along the Syrian-Turkish border on Feb. 19. Some 15,000 refugees, mainly from the northern regions of Syria are living in this camp with no running water or electricity, in winter temperature that drop to under zero centigrade at night. (Chris Huby/AFP/Getty Images) #

Children attend a class at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border on March 25. (Reuters) #

Syrian refugee children play in Sidon, southern Lebanon on March 6. A 19-year-old mother of two registered on Wednesday as the millionth refugee to flee Syria, part of an accelerating exodus that is piling pressure on neighboring host countries. (Ali Hashisho/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee woman, holds teapots as she walks past her tent during the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, chief Antonio Guterres, not seen. at a small refugee camp, in Ketermaya village southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 14. The number of registered Syrian refugees jumped 10 percent in just one week to more than 1.1 million, a U.N. aid official said Thursday as France pushed for quickly lifting a European Union ban on arming Syrian rebels. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

Makeshift shops sell produce in the main thoroughfare as Syrian refugees go about their daily business in the Za'atari refugee camp on Jan. 30 in Za'atari, Jordan. Record numbers of refugees are fleeing the violence and bombings in Syria to cross the borders to safety in northern Jordan and overwhelming the Za'atari camp. The Jordanian government are appealing for help with the influx of refugees as they struggle to cope with the sheer numbers arriving in the country. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #

A Syrian refugee takes Syrian currency from the customers at his shop at Al Za'atri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Feb. 21. (Ali Jarekji/Reuters) #

Syrian refugee women, wash their laundry in front of a Turkish military base, seen in the background, at Atmeh refugee camp in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, Syria, on Feb. 16. This rebel-controlled camp only yards from the border with Turkey houses some 16,000 people displaced by the civil war. But the U.N. and other major aid agencies best equipped to handle such a large-scale relief agency cannot reach them because they are inside Syria. That leaves the job to smaller organizations who can only provide a fraction of the needs. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

Syrian refugee women work at a second hand clothes shop at the Al Za'atri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq near the border with Syria on March 6. UNHCR said the number of Syrians leaving their country has increased dramatically since the beginning of the year with more than 400,000, nearly half the total, leaving since Jan. 1. Most have fled to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt and some to North Africa and Europe, arriving traumatized, without possessions and having lost relatives. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee walks away after filling containers with clean water in the village of Kfarkahel, in the Koura district close to the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on Jan. 9 as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure for the next two days. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is already totaling 156,000, according to U.N. figures, and 200,000 according to the Lebanese government estimates. (Ibrahim Chalhou/AFP/Getty Images) #

Muddy boots belonging to Syrian refugees are seen at the entrance of a tent in a refugee camp near Azaz, north of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb 18. According to some Syrian activists, after the increase in air strikes, the number of displaced people in the refugee camp of Azaz has grown in the last weeks of 6000 to 9000. (Manu Brabo/Associated Press) #

A Syrian refugee removes water and mud around his tent, at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, on Jan. 8. Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp attacked aid workers with sticks and stones on Tuesday, frustrated after cold, howling winds swept away their tents and torrential rains flooded muddy streets overnight. Police said seven aid workers were injured. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

Newly arrived Syrian refugees wait for their turn to receive a mattress, blankets and other supplies, and to be assigned to tents, at the Zaatari Syrian refugees camp in Mafraq, near the Syrian border with Jordan on Jan. 28. Jordan has set up a security cordon around a sprawling Syrian refugee camp in the country's north in an effort to curb rising crime and lawlessness among its residents, a Jordanian official said. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres (4th right) is welcomed into Syrian tent during his visit to the Nizip refugee camp in Gaziantep on March 10. The number of Syrian refugees, already past the million mark, could double or triple by the end of the year if no solution is found to the conflict, Guterres said. (Veli Gurgah/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian family who fled their home from Aleppo register, at the UNHCR center in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on March 6. The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country and are seeking assistance has now topped the one million mark, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday warning that Syria is heading towards a "full-scale disaster." (Bilal Hussein/Associated Press) #

Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, greets Syrian refugee children at a school during her visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Kilis, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey, on March 13. (Orhan Cicek/Anadolu Agency via Associated Press) #

Syrian refugees wait to register their names after their arrival at the Al 'Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, on March 6. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

Jordanin Police keep guard as Syrian refugees look on at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on the third day of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall's visit to the country on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

Jordanian firefighters and Syrian refugees extinguish a fire at the Al Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on March 8. The fire, caused by gas, did not result in any death or injuries, but damaged some 35 tents at the camp. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

Syrian refugee women cry during a fire at the Al Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on March 8. The fire, caused by gas, did not result in any death or injuries, but damaged some 35 tents at the camp. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A newly arrived Syrian refugee receives aid and rations at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Jan. 25. The United Nations on Friday urged Syria's neighbors to keep open their borders to civilians fleeing the intensifying conflict and said that the refugee exodus into Jordan was "absolutely dramatic". More than 30,000 Syrians have arrived in Jordan's main Zaatri camp this year, including 4,400 on Thursday and another 2,000 overnight, it said. Most were fleeing fighting in the southern area of Deraa, food and fuel shortages and high prices. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee girl carries her sister, as she listens to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, chief Antonio Guterres, not seen, during his visit to a Syrian refugee camp, in Ketermaya village southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 14. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

The shadows of Syrian refugees in a tent are seen at Bab al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border, on January 13. (Muzaffar Salman/Reuters) #

Syrian children cry inside a tent at a refugee camp in the city of Tyre, in southern Lebanon on Jan. 31. The United Nations said on April 9 it will halt food aid to 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon next month unless it receives urgent new funding. The cash shortage is part of a wider financial shortfall that the organization says is threatening its efforts to help nearly 1.3 million Syrian refugees and almost 4 million more people displaced inside Syria by the two-year conflict. (Ali Hashisho/Reuters) #

Syrian refugee children play as they wave their hands in Sidon, southern Lebanon on March 6. (Ali Hashisho/Reuters) #

Syrian refugees at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

A Syrian refugee watches a television broadcast of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaking in Damascus, in their container at the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Jan. 6. Assad made his first public appearance in months on Sunday, calling for a "full national mobilization" to fight against rebels he described as al Qaeda terrorists. (Majed Jaber/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee stands on top of a water tank at the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, on Jan 9. Tens of thousands of Syrians are flowing into Jordan a month, many with no money and resources. A significant number of women in the Zaatari camp, which houses some 120,000 refugees, fled with their children but not their husbands and have little or no source of income. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #



 
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