Originally posted on National Post | News:
The sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is the one of the largest in the world, housing over 115,000 people. The makeshift town is the same size as Jordan’s fifth-largest city.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry toured the camp on Thursday, a sprawling mesh of trailers and tents for Syrians whose flight from civil war is straining their host country. The refugee flow, at times as high as 4,000 a day, is draining Jordan’s water and energy resources, driving up the cost of food and housing for its citizens, and increasing competition for jobs.