Jordan's camp for Syrian refugees
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Syrian refugees flood into Jordan's first official camp

Jordan has opened its first official refugee camp for people trying to escape the fighting across the border in Syria.

Civilians are leaving Syria's largest city, Aleppo, after anti-government rebels there came under sustained attack from President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Foreign Minister Nasir Judah told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that Jordan welcomed the big numbers of Syrian refugees, but the country's limited resources were feeling the strain.

  • 29 Jul 2012
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