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Weary Jordan pines for Mideast peace as its cauldron of refugees grows Add to ...

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Descending by helicopter into the Zaatari Refugee Camp in northern Jordan, you get a good view of the more than 120,000 Syrians forced to live here, cheek by jowl in container–sized prefabricated shelters and flapping canvas tents. What you don’t see is the effect that this and other flows of refugees have on Jordan, a country with the 144th highest gross domestic product per capita in the world, and little capacity to care for them all.

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