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Jordan Balances Budgets and Borders

Anisa Mehdi
Board of Contributors
Feb 7, 2018 | 18:42 GMT
The influx of refugees, including Syrians fleeing their country's civil war, is straining Jordan's resources and trying its citizens' patience.

Refugee children at the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees on January 28 in Zaatari, Jordan.

(Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)

Over the past 70 years, the kingdom has welcomed refugees from war-torn countries nearby, including Syria. But even the most compassionate and hospitable native Jordanians are starting to wonder how long their charity can last....

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