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Nearly 10,400 Syrian births recorded in Jordanian camps in 2013

Some 10,370 newborn Syrian babies were recorded by the Jordanian Department of Civil Affairs last year in the different refugee camps in Jordan, officials said.


The official spokesman for the Jordanian Department of Civil Affairs, Malik Al-Khasawni, said: “These births were recorded based on article III of the Civil Status Law acting in the country.”

According to this law, he said, the offices of the Department of Civil Affairs record marriage, births and deaths.

Al-Khasawni noted that the birth certificate given to the Syrian babies shows that they are Syrians and does not bear a national number. They do not include details about the camps and other circumstances accompanying their birth.

In Jordan, there are four recognised Syrian refugee camps, in addition to several others where the Jordanian government does not recognise.

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