1. The refugee camp first opened on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the ongoing Syrian civil war:
2. A sign posted at a perimeter fence of the Zaatari Refugee Camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq:
3. The Zaatari Refugee Camp holds roughly 120,000 Syrian refugees:
4. Some estimates put the population closer to 140,000 refugees, making it Jordan's fourth largest city:
5. Makeshift shops sell produce in the main thoroughfare as Syrian refugees go about their daily lives:
6. Two boys looking at rubbish dumped in a ditch at the camp:
7. A fire on March 8, 2013 left a 40-year-old Syrian man dead and injured two children with serious burns:
8. About 60,000 of the camp’s residents are children, according to The Wall Street Journal:
9. More than 500,000 Syrian refugges are currently in Jordan, according to The U.N. Refugee Agency.
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