Carson visits refugee camp, says Mideast should absorb Syrians

November 29, 2015 4:06 AM

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Carson visits refugee camp, says Mideast should absorb Syrians

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.

Carson toured the Azraq camp in northern Jordan under heavy Jordanian security, with journalists barred. Carson's campaign also limited access, not providing his itinerary and releasing only a short statement after the camp visit. In a statement, Carson said that he met with medical professionals, h...

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