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Syrian refugees demand help from Kerry at Jordan camp

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 - 01:12

July 18 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with frustrated Syrian refugees at a camp in Jordan. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jordan heads to refugee camp just miles from the Syrian Border. Kerry made an aerial tour of the tents and pre-fabricated, container-like homes that form by far the biggest camp for Syrians in Jordan. The camp holds roughly 115,000 refugees -- a fraction of the people who have fled the violence in Syria. Kerry sat down with half a dozen refugees who vented their frustration at the failure of the international community to help end Syria's more than two-year-old civil war. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY, SAYING, "Well, I think they are frustrated and angry at the world for not stepping in and helping. I explained to them I don't think it's as cut and dry and as simple as some of them look at it. But if I were in their shoes I would be looking for help from wherever I could find it." Kerry did not enter the camp itself, but met with people at a fenced-off administrative area where humanitarian officials work and live.

Syrian refugees demand help from Kerry at Jordan camp

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 - 01:12

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