Jordan

More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty and uncertainty

They typically marry fellow Syrians who are just a few years older, often without a steady job—a constellation that helps perpetuate poverty. And they …

by · Monday, 7 August 2017 · Jordan, Philippines, Syria

The children of Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, five years on

“I was a little girl when I came from Syria, I was 11 years old and just thinking about toys; now I have grown up,” says Omaima, as the 16 year old reflects on her time in Za’atari, nearly one third of her life. “I used to think that when I got to the camp it would be like a picnic, like a garden to play with my friends. Then I was shocked, the scenery was intimidating. But school existed, so I was happy. I could register and go back to school,” she says. And that’s exactly what Omaima did,…

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by · Friday, 28 July 2017 · Jordan, Syria