Al Zaatari Refugee Camp

Collection with 8 media items created by Mais Istanbuli ★★★★★

29 Dec 2012 23:00

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Zaatari Sleeps
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
01 Apr 2013

Samir's family gets settled in for another night in the Zaatari Refugee camp after dinner. The family is on their 5th month inside the camp and since then three of Samir's children have been married and more of their family has arrived from war torn Syria. The gas heaters are prized inside the camp but have also become hazardous and have burnt down rows of tents at night claiming young lives and destroying valuable possessions.

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Samir's Alley in Zaatari
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
31 Oct 2012

Samir and his family live in the newest section of the Zaatari Refugee camp the area where he lives is surrounded by his family including his brothers and their families and his mother who also made the trek with Samir and his eight children across the border under the cover of night with the Free Syrian Army in August. This small alley way is where his family lives in seven different tents. Here Samir fixes the winterization kits given by UNHCR, next to him lies bread from the bread line that arrived one day ago that has become moldy.

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Income for the Family
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
31 Oct 2012

Abu Hamed and his brother have organized a series of small shops where refugees can purchase vegetables, water, candy, and even cigarettes. The currency used is everything from Syrian to Jordanian even Saudi. Zataari Refugee Camp Mafraq Syria, Oct 31, 2012

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Family in Wait
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
31 Oct 2012

Samir and his two daughters both are engaged to marry men the refuged from their hometown of Darraa, Syria that live inside the Zaatari Refugee camp, Mafraq, Jordan Oct 30, 2012.

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Sunrises over Zaatari
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
31 Oct 2012

Sunrise in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees now estimates that over 47,000 displaced Syrians live in Zaatari refugee camp. This camp population is included in the total 275,000 estimated to be living in Jordan by the government. But despite the hardships of a desert camp in winter, daily life continues. Marriages, births, children playing and people calling home to check on loved ones still in Syria - this is Zaatari. Oct. 31, 2012.

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Raising the Free Syrian Flag
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
28 Oct 2012

Refugees are raising the free Syrian flag like this one outside of Abu Hamed's families tent where ever they can in the Zaatari camp. This flag was the cause of many violent protests when the Jordanian security forces tried to take it down, claiming it was not allowed in the camp. They have become more lenient towards the symbol of a free Syria and more refugees are raising the flag on their streets and painting their tents with the symbol of hope for their future. Oct. 27, 2012.

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Waiting for Surgery
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
27 Oct 2012

Samir, father of eight, spent seven years in the Syrian Army only to be shot in the front of his home in-front of his family for asking Syrian soldiers why they were questioning him. He is now living with the bullet lodged inches away from his spine making the left side of his body inactive. He remains hopeful to leave soon and thankful for his Jordanian brothers. Oct. 26, 2012.

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Samir Waiting for Syria
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
27 Oct 2012

Samir, remains hopeful for a proper surgery to be able to walk without pain again and to leave the Zaatari camp that now holds over 100,000 Syrian refugees, but he is thankful for his Jordanian brothers.