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Syria conflict: Jordan taking action over refugees

3 August 2012 Last updated at 06:55 BST

As the fighting in Syria intensifies, thousands are fleeing to neighbouring countries, creating a growing humanitarian crisis.

Nearly 150,000 Syrians have crossed into Jordan, according to its government, prompting the country to rethink its response.

Lyse Doucet reports from northern Jordan.