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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winter Sets In On Syrian Refugees

A Syrian refugee carries greens to family's tent at Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, Nov. 27, 2012.  (AP/Mohammad Hannon)

A Syrian refugee carries greens to family’s tent at Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, Nov. 27, 2012. (AP/Mohammad Hannon)

Nearly half a million Syrians are estimated to have fled to neighboring countries since the violence started 20 months ago. Tens of thousands have ended up in Jordan’s Al-Zaatari camp, which is overcrowded and where conditions are worsening as cold weather arrives.

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  • Feargal Keane, world affairs correspondent at the BBC

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