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Syria crisis deepens with 200,000 now displaced
August 31, 2012 by Ned Colt
|A Syrian man carries his young daughter through the windblown Za'atri refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: Ned Colt/IRC|
It's been a week of refugee records in Jordan, and that's bad. More than 2,200 Syrian refugees crossed the border last Thursday night alone, which reflects worsening violence in Syria. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says most of those now crossing are coming from the southern city of Dera'a, considered the birthplace of Syria's revolution, where there's been a recent increase in fighting.
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