Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Many households have lost their husbands in the fighting like these four families totalling 17 people, mostly youngsters, who now live together out of economic necessity and safety in this single room in East Amman, which only has one light, no heating, carpets or running water.

They fled the southern Syrian city of Daara after their houses were destroyed and their husbands killed in the fighting.

(Full Video interview and transcript available. A4Pint_ZanibAbdou130508)

The Syrian conflict, which started in March 2011, has led to hundreds of thousands of Syrians fleeing their country. The situation escalated in 2013 with over 2,000 people a day crossing the border into Jordan adding to the already 430,000 who have sought shelter there. The main refugee camp of Zaatari already hosts over 90,000 people whilst the vast majority of refugees have settled within the host communities of Jordan.

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