Most Syrian refugees in Jordan live in cities


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(AP) - A look at Syrian refugees in Jordan and in the region, with figures provided by U.N. aid agencies and the Jordanian government:

Syrians who have fled their country: 2.1 million.

Syrians displaced inside their country: 4.25 million.

Syrian refugees in Jordan: 550,000, including 423,000 living in urban areas.

School age children among the Syrian refugees in Jordan: 200,000.

Of those, number enrolled in school: more than 86,000.

Syrian refugee children not enrolled in school in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt: 7 out of 10.

Amount Jordan spent on refugees in 2012: $251 million.

Amount Jordan expects to spend on refugees in 2013 (based on a projection of 1 million refugees): $850 million.

Conservative estimate of Syrian refugee children working in Jordan: 30,000.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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