Syrian Refugees

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Fatma Harbeliya, right, pours tea for a visitor in her tent at Azaz Camp, just inside the Syrian border with Turkey, Feb. 24, 2013. Fatma, her mother, children and siblings have been in the camp for the past eight months. According to administrators, this camp holds roughly 9,000 to 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDP's). Two meals per day are provided by a Turkish humanitarian organization, and Qatar Red Crescent provided tents. There is very little electricity, and no running water. There is also a refugee camp on the Turkish side of the border, but it is full. The UN Refugee Agency has reported a sharp increase in refugees fleeing Syria for neighboring countries in the first months of 2013.