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Friday, September 13, 2013

Crisis In Syria Weighs On Its Neighbors

The BBC's Yolande Knell reports that one in three people in Irbid, Jordan, now is Syrian. (Screenshot from BBC video)

The BBC’s Yolande Knell reports that one in three people in Irbid, Jordan, is Syrian — a result of an influx of refugees. (Screenshot from BBC video)

Unemployment and rising living costs are putting pressure on local populations in some areas of Jordan, as thousands of refugees enter the country from neighboring Syria.

The BBC’s Yolande Knell has been to meet some of the people displaced by the violence and to gauge opinion on whether military strikes on the Assad regime should go ahead.

Guest

  • Yolande Knell, Middle East correspondent for the BBC. She tweets @YolandeKnell.

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