As Syrian refu­gee population nears 1 million, relief agencies cannot keep up

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from The Washington Post
Published on 05 Mar 2013 View Original

By Taylor Luck

MAFRAQ, Jordan — The spread of makeshift aluminum shelters erected by Syrians now outpaces new rows of U.N. canvas tents here in chilly northern Jordan, home to one of the world’s fastest-growing refugee camps. A vast black-market bazaar has sprouted from the desert sand, where enterprising refugees hawk bottled water and other basic necessities that most fellow camp residents can’t afford.

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