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Makeshift camps in Jordan house Syrian refugees

Makeshift camps in Jordan house Syrian refugees

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Dozens of small, makeshift tent settlements have sprung up across Jordan, home to thousands of Syrian refugees who don’t want to live in large, government-supervised refugee camps but can’t afford to live in towns and cities.

Aid officials say those in the makeshift camps are among the most vulnerable of close to 625,000 Syrians who fled to Jordan and have registered with the U.N. refugee agency.

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Feb. 1 Photo Brief: A ‘Bear’ wins the Wing Bowl, the Ravens prepare for the Super Bowl and ewes take to the streets in France

Feb. 1 Photo Brief: A ‘Bear’ wins the Wing Bowl, the Ravens prepare for the Super Bowl and ewes take to the streets in France

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Shepherds protest the new European Union electronic RFID chip legislation, Jamie ‘The Bear’ McDonald upsets three-time winner Jon Squibb by 5 wings at ‘Wing Bowl 21,’ the Harbaugh brothers hold a press conference before the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers battle it out in Super Bowl XLVII and more in today’s daily brief.

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Nov. 9 Photo Brief: Intangible Chinese culture, Syrian refugees, Body Worlds in Honduras and a Sri Lankan prison riot

Nov. 9 Photo Brief: Intangible Chinese culture, Syrian refugees, Body Worlds in Honduras and a Sri Lankan prison riot

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Syrians continue to flee their homes by the thousands, a deadly prison riot in Sri Lanka, “Body Worlds” displays its preserved human specimens in Honduras, China cracks down on poorly-managed, intangible cultural heritage and more in today’s daily brief.

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Oct. 5 Photo Brief: Blessed pets, bloody art, baby animals and brave Indonesian troops

Oct. 5 Photo Brief: Blessed pets, bloody art, baby animals and brave Indonesian troops

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Troops celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Indonesian National Military, a French artist exhibits creepy sculptures ahead of Halloween, Brazilian pet owners bring their pets to church on the day of Saint Francis of Assis and more in today’s daily brief.
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July 27 Photo Brief: German belly-flop, flooding in China, First Lady meets the Queen

July 27 Photo Brief: German belly-flop, flooding in China, First Lady meets the Queen

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US First Lady Michelle Obama and meets Queen Elizabeth II, rescuers pile sandbags in flood-swept Beijing, hot temperatures continue, while Germans flock to the swimming pool in today’s daily brief.

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Yida refugee camp surges past 64,000 in South Sudan

Yida refugee camp surges past 64,000 in South Sudan

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Refugees fleeing from the violence in North Sudan are crowding into the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. Currently swollen beyond 64,000 people, each day the camp sees 500-1,000 new arrivals. Due to the rainy season, many are suffering from severe cases of diarrhea, malaria and malnutrition. Meanwhile, sanitation issues have caused increasing illness, and field hospitals report 95 percent of all patients are under the age five. So far, no food shortages have been reported, but the international aid community continues to struggle to provide basic medical assistance and proper sanitation.

Getty Images photographer Paula Bronstein reports back from inside the camp with the following emotional series of photographs beginning with her arrival on June 29.

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