A city rising from the desert

Jordan, Syria

April 8, 2013

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Photo Credit: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Less than a year after opening, Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp is now housing more than 140,000 Syrian refugees, the equivalent of the country's fourth largest city.

The rapid expansion is staggering — as many as 3,000 refugees arrive daily — and has created an overcrowded and often tense environment.

We're working to expand water distribution in the camp to meet the demands of the rising population. Learn more ▸