“…but Arabic and Math will remain mine”

By  Chris Herwig and Abed el Majeed, UNICEF Jordan December 2015 — 16 year old Mesh’al is a Syrian youth from Dar’aa, living in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Like many boys in the camp, he has not gone to school since moving here and works transporting people’s groceries across the massive camp which is […]

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Safe and adequate water for children and families in Za’atari

Za’atari camp, Jordan – Ahed, 12, arrives from school as we are chatting with her mother about life in the camp. She shyly greets us and sits besides her mother. “Ahed, why don’t you get some water before you settle down,” her mother asks her. Ahed disappears and her mother continues telling us about how […]

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Firas in Za’atari: From school drop out to role model

Four years ago Firas led a normal 12-year old boy’s life. He went to school in his hometown of Bosra as Sham, southern Syria, and spent time with friends and family. “I was in Grade 5 at school and then the crisis started and I haven’t been back since,” says Firas, now a mild mannered […]

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When she fled Syria , Hanan thought she would never see the inside of a classroom again

Za’atari Camp, Jordan – Hanan’s face moves only between the textbook on her desk and the teacher at the front of her class. The 18-year old from Dera’a, southern Syria, is focussed. It’s Hanan’s final school year and she’s studying at one of three UNICEF supported schools in Za’atari refugee camp, northern Jordan. “Education will […]

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Ministry of Water & Irrigation and UNICEF launches cost efficient waste water treatment units in Za’atari refugee camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 3 March 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation and UNICEF launched today a cost efficient mobile waste water treatment unit at the Za’atari refugee camp. “This project is a model of international cooperation. We were able to move quickly with the support from UNICEF and donors such as Germany, […]

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German Parliamentary Group seeks information about sustainable solutions in Za’atari Camp

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE AMMAN, 23 February 2015 – Six members of the German Parliamentary Group “Arabic Speaking Countries in the Middle East” visited Za’atari Camp on Thursday, 19 February. The delegation met refugees and humanitarian actors, and observed UNICEF’s water supply and sanitation activities. In December 2014, the Government of Germany, through KFW […]

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It’s not home but for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Ramadan traditions live on

Za’atari camp, northern Jordan, August 7 2013: Outside Ibrahim’s caravan his children are playing inside a small metal boat.

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