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There are nearly 500,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan; 100,000 of whom are living in Zaatari camp in the north. Every day 1,000 more people arrive at the camp. MSF has increased its staff and activities there, including opening a pediatric hospital and an outpatient clinic for children in the last couple of months. But, like other health providers in Zaatari, MSF refers the most severe cases to Jordanian public hospitals outside the camp, which are already nearing full capacity.
Jordan is not able to deal with the rising needs as people continue to arrive. The country needs increased international aid soon or they will have to resort to drastic measures, like blocking all refugee access to the country or restricting access to public facilities. Read more: http://bit.ly/15eNkY7