ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war is one of the largest refugee camps in the world.
Here's a look at the camp in numbers, provided by the United Nations refugee agency:
—Residents: More than 100,000, or as many as in Flint, Michigan;
—Households: 13,500 (capacity 15,000);
—Area: 530 hectares (1,310 acres);
—Distance from the Syrian border: 12 kilometers (7.5 miles);
—Established: July 2012;
—Tents: 10,000 (though only about 4,000 families live in tents);
—Shops: 2,500, of those 680 larger ones;
—Schools: 3, with more than 16,000 students enrolled;
—Boys moving goods in wheelbarrows for a small fee: More than 1,000;
—Residents earning income: About 65 percent;
—Daily cost of operating the camp: At least $500,000;
—Monthly electricity bill for the camp: $500,000;
—Daily pita bread distribution: 500,000 pieces;
—Daily number of water trucks: 350;
—Daily number of sewage trucks: 200;
—Daily water use per person: 45 liters;
—Hospitals: 3, including one for maternal delivery;
—Clinics at the camp : More than 10;
—Babies born every month at the camp: More than 200;
—Deaths: About 200 since the camp opened;
—Number of refugees who have passed through Zaatari: 350,000 to 360,000.
And here are some other statistics on Syrian refugees:
—Syrians who have fled their country: 2.1 million;
—Syrian refugees living in Jordan: 550,000;
— Of those, refugees living in Jordan's urban areas: 423,000.
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