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Heroes and Hope Amid Despair at Zaatari Refugee Camp

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

A Syrian refugee who lost nearly everything and has lived in this desolate camp for almost three years, Mohammed al Krad offered an unexpected message of resiliency.

Syrian Refugee Crisis Strains Jordan's Resources

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

What happens when the smiling young children who greeted us with "hellos" become teenagers who have grown up in the confines of Za'atari? If they see no future, they will become vulnerable to manipulation and radicalization. We have seen it before. We're about to see it again. The world must step up and act now.

Sophia Jones

These Syrian Refugee Photos Tell An Unlikely Story Of Human Resiliency

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Hundreds of Syrians cross the border into Jordan every day on foot. Some are the elderly walking with children and grandchildren, leaving a lifetime b...

Adriana Reyes: Behind Heartbreaking Photos of Syria and Jordan

Ming Holden | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

"Photography became my precious, vivid tool with which I could show the world's beauty and sad reality simultaneously. When I returned from Syria in the spring of 2013, I felt an overwhelming need to do everything I could to help the Syrian refugees and spread awareness of the crisis."

I Was Born in Australia, Made in Syria

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Ranya Alkadamani

Nothing was more stark to me than seeing 200 refugees coming across the border from Syria into Jordan. As I pulled up in the UNHCR 4WD and saw the line of people carrying all they could -- their blankets, their babies, their lives -- my heart stopped.

As Winter Descends, Syrian Refugees Lack Vital Information

Jamal Dajani | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Jamal Dajani

Technically, there are no "refugee camps" in Lebanon because the Lebanese government, fearing a scenario similar to when Palestinian refugees ended up staying in the county for decades, has decided not to erect them.

Largest Syrian Refugee Camp Slowly Becomes City

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan -- ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The manager of the region's largest camp for Syrian refugees arranges toy figures, trucks and ho...

Solar Power Is Making Camps Safer For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

An international relief organization is using solar power to help create a safer environment for thousands of refugees. Oxfam International, a conf...

Saving the Children

David Westin | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
David Westin

The needs created by the Syrian exodus will go on for years to come. The real test will be whether we have the staying power to support the efforts in Zaatari and elsewhere as months drag into years.

Happiness in Times of Hardship

Caroline Gluck | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Life is tough for Syrian refugees living in Jordan's sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in the desert. Most have lost everything they once had: their homes, possessions, their jobs and many loved-ones.

UN On Syrian Refugee Camps: 'We Are Broke'

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, April 5 (Reuters) - The United Nations gave its starkest warning yet on Friday that it would soon run out of cas...

Syria's Humanitarian Crisis -- Dramatically Deteriorating

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Syria's humanitarian crisis is dramatically deteriorating. The UN estimates 2.5 million people displaced by conflict inside the country need help, while there are now more than 800,000 refugees who've fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan.

Love in a Hard Place

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.16.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

On St. Valentine's evening, the families of Aya and Mohammed gathered in a tiny building in Jordan's Zaatari camp, a vast sprawling place in the desert housing an estimated 90,000 refugees who fled Syria, and agreed on their engagement.

Angelina Jolie In Turkey To Visit Syrian Refugees

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment

ISTANBUL — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie met with Syrian refugees in Turkey on Thursday to draw attention to the plight of the hundreds of thous...

Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugees

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment

ZAATARI, Jordan — Her eyes welling up with tears, actress Angelina Jolie said she heard "horrific" and "heartbreaking" accounts from Syrian refu...