Kerry visits Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

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Posted: Jul 18, 2013 5:24 AM

ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has visited a camp for Syrian refugees displaced by the fighting in their country.

Kerry, in Jordan on his sixth trip to the Middle East as secretary of state, flew Thursday to the Zaatari camp north of Amman, just south of the Syrian border. He heard first-hand accounts from Syrians who have fled what the U.N. says is the worst humanitarian crisis in decades.

The camp houses about 105,000 people, making it the fourth largest city in Jordan, which is now home to more than a half-million Syrian refugees and is struggling to cope with their presence. Turkey and Lebanon are also hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees.