With wars and persecution driving more than 20 million people worldwide – half of them children – to seek protection in other countries, many are struggling to access basic services. This includes healthcare and education, and the important day-to-day needs of food and shelter.
Earlier this year, I visited Za’atari refugee camp, unofficially Jordan’s fourth largest city and home to more than 80,000 people forced to flee the ongoing war in Syria. Aside from the sheer size of the camp, what struck me most vividly was meeting a group at one of our drop-in centres for child labourers.
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