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The BBC has spoken to three children, in Amman, in Damascus, and in Ketermaya, who have fled the conflict. Caroline Hawley starts in Amman with 5 year-old Mustafa.
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In This Story: Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation. The sovereign state is a constitutional monarchy.
From as early as 1948, Jordan has accepted refugees from multiple neighbouring countries in conflict. An estimated 2.1 million Palestinian and 1.4 million Syrian refugees are present in Jordan as of a 2015 census. The kingdom is also a refuge to thousands of Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution by ISIL.