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A new refugee camp for Syrian refugees opened its doors around April 30, 2014 in Jordan. It will host up to 130,000 inhabitants.
The "Hamza" fled Syria a couple of weeks ago, in spring 2013. They may have found safety in Zaatari, but only to encounter poor living and health conditions
A child being examined at Zaatari Médecins du Monde 's clinic.
Taken in june 2013
On Zaatari main street, a shop rents wedding dresses and sells beauty products
A child protects himself from the sun on Zaatari "Champs Elysées", the main street of the camp
Some shops on Zaatari main street
A Jordanian doctor, working for the French NGO Médecins du Monde, welcomes dozens of patient per day, mainly women and children. They suffer from the dire living condition in the camp, and also from anxiety and stress.
A nurse gives health advices to Syrian women. He explains how to use a reydratation solution as many children suffer from diarrhea.
On Zaatari Champs Elysées, many shops have opened, giving the camp the look of a real city
A family gather under their tents. They recently fled their home near Deraa. They struggle against the poor health conditions in the camp.
A Syrian kid in Zaatari camp, waiting at Médecins du Monde clinics. Women and children form the majority of Zaatari 120 000 unhabitants
Children walk sometimes long distance to fetch water.
At Zaatari, water is scarce, and often dirty : many people are falling sick because of it. Tons of water is delivered every day. Jordan is a water-stressed country, and the important number of refugees could make the situation worsen
Water is a scarce ressource in the camp, despite the tons of it delivered every day. Very often, the water is barely drinkable, and the unhabitants have to walk a lot to fetch it.
The WFP is supplying refugees with basic food aid. Some are selling part of it to earn a bit of money. Stall like this one are common on Zaatari "Champs Elysées", the camp main street
The water holes are dissaminated in the camp, and some have to walk a lot to fetch it.
Women and children form the majority of the camp population. But a few of them are enrolled in schools : they suffer from anxiety and are psychologically exhausted after what they endured in Syria.
reportage réalisé en juin 2013 dans le camp de Zaatari en Jordanie, et publié sur TV5 Monde .
Story about Zaatari refugees camp in Jordan, written in june 2013 and published on TV5 Monde's webstite
During visit to the Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
Refugees stand in line in the freezing weather and dusty wind, to get aid from the Red Crescent and other Arab countries. Interview and B Roll footage illustrate the difficulties regularly faced by these Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Azaz camp, along the Turkish border inside Syria, is home to about 7,000 internally displaced people. Refugees fleeing Aleppo and surrounding areas, attempting to cross into Turkey, found the border closed and now survive with very little in the cold and wet of winter, depending on foreign aid for basic necessities.
Zana, 26 married Abdu, 24, both from Dara’a, Syria, stand inside their new home the day after their wedding on October 29, 2012. Though some like Abdu’s brother opt to wait until they go back to Syria to marry, many have decided to start their lives in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp. For Zana, though it was difficult for her to have a small wedding without her family on hand, she said that all that matters is that she found her husband. “I have my love. Love conquers all,” Zana said.
Kalibo Mandigo - Etaeto - Democratic Republic of Congo - September 10th, 2012
The hunt for precious coltan is killing Africa's dwindling Pygmy population. The village of Kalibo Mandigo, located in the Ituri rain forest in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, lies in the heart of an obscure war zone that few in the West know about. The densely forested expanse along a stretch of border between the nation once known as Zaire and Uganda, furnishes some 80 percent of planet's Columbite Tantalite, or "coltan," an ore that is an essential ingredient in the creation of the miniature Tantalum capacitors present in virtually all electronic devices, including laptops, cell phones and pagers. Coltan is panned for by hand in much the same way as gold during the California gold rush of the 19th century. The demand by major companies such as Nokia and Sony for coltan (Australia is the other major source) has made the Congo into a battleground for rogue miners, who enter the country, through Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. The number of Pygmies is in constant decline as a result of the border fighting. On the move constantly, the pygmies, who are considered inferior, face the wrath of Congolese troops and Rwandan raiders who cross the border seeking the coltan. They were victims of rape, murder and cannibalism. According to Minority Rights Group International there is extensive evidence of mass killing, cannibalism and rape of Pygmies and they have urged the International Criminal Court to investigate a campaign of extermination against pygmies. Although they have been targeted by virtually all the armed groups, much of the violence against Pygmies is attributed to the rebel group, Movement for the Liberation of Congo.
The picture shows two pygmi women whom lost their entire family after a rwandan rebel interamwe, raid Kalibo Mandigo village. Theirs huts was totally devasted and destroyed by those rebels.
A Syrian boy flashes victory signs while waiting in line for a food truck in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq Governorate Jordan. August 2012.
A food truck worker warns crowds to calm down or the truck will leave in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. August 2012.
Crowds flock to a food distribution truck in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. August 2012.
A Syrian child signals a victory sign while waiting outside of a food truck in the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan. August 15, 2012.
Two teens mug for a photo outside of their shared tent in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in the Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. August 2012.