Photostat | 500,000 Loaves of Flatbread a Day

Donna Cohen

Tent | What you get when you arrive: blankets sleeping mat welcome meal ration card

Photograph by Michael Friberg and Benjamin Rasmussen

The Zaatari refugee camp, home to thousands of Syrians fleeing the civil war, is now the second-largest refugee camp in the world and the fourth-largest city in Jordan. A robust economy has developed since it opened a year ago.

Residents 120,000

Size of camp 8.75 sq km

Number of tents 11,000+

Merchants 3,000+

Number of communal kitchens constructed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 760

Flatbread loaves provided daily by the UN World Food Programme 500,000

Liters of water delivered daily 3.8 million

Number of caravans 16,000+

Percentage of camp residents who are children 60%

Number of births in the camp per day 10-13

Number of hospitals 3

People who have returned to Syria via Jordan-supplied transportation since 2012 60,000 (many come back to Jordan)

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