Most Syrian refugees in Jordan live in citiesOctober 29, 2013 @ 11:45 am
(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.
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