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Second camp for Syrian refugees opens in Jordan

MRAJEEB AL-FHOOD, Jordan — Struggling to cope with an influx of Syrian refugees, Jordan opened a second camp on Wednesday for Syrians fleeing the civil war at home.

The kingdom has sheltered nearly half a million refugees who escaped the two-year conflict, but officials fear that the number could double in the next six months as the fighting escalates.

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