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The Azraq refugee camp in Jordan is capable of hosting 130,000 people and will be the home to all new Syrian refugees arriving on a daily basis. (April 30)

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Azraq, Jordan - April 30, 2014

1. Wide of hospital inside Azraq camp

2. Wide of Azraq camp, plume of smoke rising in the background because of civil defense exercises

3. Mid driving shot of refugees' shelters

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Harper, UNHCR (Transcript Below)

5. Mid driving shot of security vehicle patrolling the camp

6. Wide of supermarket inside Azraq camp for Syrian refugees

7. Mid of Syrian refugees in supermarket, baby sitting in shopping cart

8. Tight of man picking up bags of food supplies

9. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) name not given, Syrian Refugee from Homs (Transcript Below)

10. Wide of Azraq camp

11. Mid low angle of Jordanian officials listening to Red Cross briefing

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Nasser Judeh, Foreign Minister of Jordan (Transcript Below)

13. Mid of beds in hospital ward

14. Mid of supplies

15. Mid driving shot of refugees' shelters

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

PEOPLE TRYING TO ESCAPE SYRIA'S ONGOING CIVIL WAR NOW HAVE A NEW REFUGE IN JORDAN.

A NEW, SPRAWLING REFUGEE CAMP HAS OPENED - AN EVENTUAL SOURCE OF FOOD AND SHELTER TO THOSE FLEEING THE VIOLENCE.

SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Harper, UNHCR:

"What you are seeing when you drive around is possibly one of the best planned refugee camps in the world. It will probably be one of the biggest refugee camps in the world."

THE CAMP IS DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE UP TO 130,000 PEOPLE AND EVEN HAS WAREHOUSE STYLE SUPERMARKETS.

THE CAMP IS JUST 55 MILES FROM THE SYRIAN BORDER AND ALL NEW SYRIAN ARRIVALS TO JORDAN WILL BE SETTLED HERE.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) name not given, Syrian refugee from Homs:

"We've escaped because of shelling and destruction, there is no safety in Syria."

FOR THE PEOPLE OF JORDAN, THE CAMP IS ANOTHER MILESTONE OF THE BURDEN THEY HAVE ENDURED IN HOSTING SO MANY REFUGEES.

SOUNDBITE (English) Nasser Jadeh, Jordan's Foreign Minister:

"There is no humanitarian solution to the political crisis in Syria. The solution is a political one that will end the humanitarian suffering and this is what we have to strive to achieve."

THIS IS JORDAN'S THIRD REFUGEE CAMP.

THE UNITED NATIONS ESTIMATED 2-POINT-7 MILLION SYRIANS ARE REGISTERED IN NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.

MATTHEW BURGOYNE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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