Many of the 100,000 Arab refugees who fled from the Israelis across the Jordan River are settling into special camps in Jordan.
Refugees queueing to apply for places in the Ziziah camp; refugees with application forms; tents; baggage unloaded from coaches; Red Crescent officials; refugees; camp facilities being built.
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Background: Many of the 100,000 Arab refugees who fled from the Israelis across the Jordan River are settling into special camps in Jordan. About 5,000 of them will be living in an Iranian Red Crescent camp at Ziziah, south of Amman, the Jordanian capital.
The refugees fill out a form before entering the Ziziah camp, stating the area they fled from, the size of their families, and whether they want to live in tents, or are prepared to pay for houses of their own. The refugees have the choice of about 10 refugee camp in Jordan. All those now living in Jordanian schools have been told they will have to leave and enter a camp of their choice.
The Ziziah camp contains 1,000 tenants one hospital and several food stores. Kitchens and bathrooms are still under construction and electricity and water will be provided later. However, the flow of refugees into Jordan is now expected to slacken, as Israel has lifted its ban on returning refugees and is officially discouraging any more from leaving Israeli-occupied territory.