` Jordan Opens New Tent City to Accommodate Ten of Thousands of Syrian Refugees Fleeing Fighting ‘

#AceWorldNews – JORDAN – April 30 – Jordan is opening a new tent city on Wednesday to accommodate tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who are expected to flee the fighting, AP said.

The Azraq refugee camp is about 90km from the Syrian border, according to UN officials.

It will ultimately host 130,000 people, as many as there are now in Zaatari, currently Jordan’s largest camp.

Jordan already hosts some 600,000 Syrian refugees, about 10 percent of the country’s population.

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