National Geographic : 2014 Mar
jOrDaN Syrian men and boys queue up to collect their daily bread—four pitas a person—at the Zaatri refugee camp, which opened in July 2012. The Un World Food Programme hands out 25 tons of bread every morning in the span of two hours. The largest Syrian refugee camp in the Middle East, Zaatri is home to more than 100,000. The site has trailers, tents, schools, hospitals, and a mater- nity clinic as well as myriad businesses started by residents, selling everything from haircuts to coffee. Yet many refugees face sanitation and electricity issues and must deal with gangs and a thriving black market.