Some 140,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Jordan, escaping the Shabbiha – gunmen loyal to President Assad.
They are currently housed in two compounds in a border town, and the Jordanian government is considering opening more holding centres. There are now so many refugees that they’re overwhelming the border towns. But the government is reluctant to build proper camps. Politicians here are worried that the Syrian government would consider that a hostile act.
Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Ramtha, Jordan.