Friday 28 July 2017

Five years of Za’atari – last hope of schooling for Syrian teens

Five years ago today, Za’atari camp opened in the north of Jordan to deal with the sudden influx of refugees fleeing conflict and brutality inside Syria.

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Monday 19 September 2016

From words to action: Reviewing the commitments made at the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ Conference six months on

This September an inter-agency report was released documenting the progress made since the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ conference held in London last February in terms of funding and policy commitments. It proposes specific recommendations to ensure its successful implementation.

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Thursday 19 May 2016

Preventing a lost generation: Refugee children must learn

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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Thursday 13 November 2014

Syrian teenagers work with photographer to portrait life in Za’atari refugee camp

Save the Children has launched a unique online gallery of images captured by Syrian refugee teenagers on mobile phones.

The iPhone photography project – facilitated by Michael Christopher Brown, a member of world-class Magnum Photos and renowned for his work using iPhones – paints a new and unique portrait of life in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. 

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Wednesday 14 May 2014

Jordan: Turning Isolation into Participation

“I’ve always struggled the most with my daughter Samar and her choice to isolate herself from her siblings and other children,” explained Samar’s mother Arwa. 

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