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Zaatari refugee camp rapidly expands

Jordan, Syria, August 31, 2012

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Photo Credit: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Less than six miles from the Syrian border, the Zaatari camp opened just a month ago and is already home to more than 20,000 refugees. The most pressing need in the camp is water. Mercy Corps is assessing the situation and will soon begin drilling wells and set-up a water distribution system to ensure the refugees have adequate clean water.

Learn more about how Mercy Corps is helping Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.