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Refugees Creating 'Instant Cities' Across Syrian Borders

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Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Al-Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara and NPR's Deb Amos about the worsening refugee crisis in countries bordering Syria. Rioting at refugee camps and rumors of deportations are putting the spotlight on Jordan and Turkey's ability to manage the refugee influx.
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