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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Washing (12 of 16)
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
31 Oct 2012

A woman washes her family’s clothes in a basin in the bathroom provided by Unicef in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp. The woman did not want to give her name, but she complained, “Look, the water, it’s dirty,” she said. This particular area includes shower stalls, toilets, basins, and one long steel metal sink. Not only does this serve as a wash and restroom, but also a place where women can get their hair cut.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: A Mother Says G...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
31 Oct 2012

Ahmad, 11, stands next to his mother Naghareesh, 42, in the trailer where he and his seven other siblings live in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp. His father, Assad Abderaheem, was killed seven months ago while fighting with the Free Syria Army in Dara’a. Ahmad’s brother Mohammad, 16, was leaving on this day to go back to Syria and fight with the FSA as his father did. “When I signed for Mohammad [to go back to Syria], my heart was breaking. But there’s nothing I can do,” Naghareesh said on October 31, 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Drainage For Te...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
31 Oct 2012

Masura, 38, a mother of four from Dara’a in Syria, has created a one-stop-shop for washing in her tent in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp. In her tent in an area cordoned off by concrete blocks, she washes dishes, clothes and hands. Like many other residents of the camp, her family has dug a hole for the water to drain out of the tent area and into the dirt outside. October 31, 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Outside Baths (...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
31 Oct 2012

There are shower stalls and basins set up in the WASH stations coordinated by Unicef throughout the camp, but according to this Syrian mother pictured, sometimes it is easier for women to wash their small children outside their tents in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp with UNHCR-issued buckets. October 31, 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Mother and Daug...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
31 Oct 2012

Noor, 4, leans against her mother, Masura, 38, as she crouches to make tea in the makeshift kitchen in her family’s tent in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp on October 31, 2012. Many women in the camp have gotten creative like Masura, building shelves to hold supplies and creating closets out of strings to store clothing. “I don’t like it here. I’d like to be in Jordan as a refugee, but not in Zaatari. It’s a dusty desert. I am always cleaning,” Masura said.

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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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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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Zaatari Refugee Camp: An Infant's Bur...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
30 Oct 2012

A brother in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp holds his infant sister in his arms, whose hand and arm was seriously burned in their tent when she was crawling in the tent and knocked over a pot of boiling tea. October 29, 2012

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Waiting For A K...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
30 Oct 2012

The newly-built kitchens in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp have been something many women point to as a redeeming quality of the camp, finally giving them an outlet to provide for their families and enjoy the communal atmosphere among other women cooking. But though many refugees are able to use these kitchens built for the now more than 40,000-strong population in the camp, there are still are some that are not yet functional. October 29, 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Cooking Outside...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
29 Oct 2012

The newly-built kitchens in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp have been something many women point to as a redeeming quality of the camp, finally giving them an outlet to provide for their families and enjoy the communal atmosphere among other women cooking. But though many refugees are able to use these kitchens built for the now about 40,000-strong population in the camp, there are still are some that are not yet functional. October 29, 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Neighborhood Ba...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
29 Oct 2012

Though these women have a functional kitchen in their “neighborhood” in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, Masoura, 38, and her two other neighbors from Daraa gather about once a week, depending on the weather, to make their own bread on a larger stove. After they cook the bread, they split the pile into three, each taking their share for their family. October 29, 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Household Respo...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
29 Oct 2012

Young girls are expected to help maintain the home. On the older half of the camp where rocks weren’t laid down, the dust is still a problem for many women, not only to keep their tents clean, but to keep their children healthy and clean as well. More than half of the refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp are children and adolescents, with the population of women with children on the rise. October 29, 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Love Conquers A...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
29 Oct 2012

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.

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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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Protest for Syria in Jordan (1 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men and women gather before the prayer begins for Eid al-Adha on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (2 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A girl covers her ears as the prayer blares from loudspeakers for Eid al-Adha on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Protesting for Syria in Jordan (3 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered before the prayer began for Eid al-Adha on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (4 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (5 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (6 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A young boy sits atop his father's shoulder giving the victory sign. Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (7 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (8 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (9 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (10 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (11 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (12 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (13 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (14 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (15 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (16 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (17 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (18 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 people protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (19 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

Women chant together on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 men, women and children protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (20 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A young girl gives the victory sign on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26. About 300 men, women and children protested across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, calling for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Protest for Syria in Jordan (21 of 21)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
26 Oct 2012

A woman wipes tears from her face as about 300 people around her call for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad. Men, women and children gathered together to pray and protest on the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, on October 26 across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

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Friday protest in Amman, Jordan (5 of 5)
Al Husseini Mosque, Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
05 Oct 2012

Thousands of Jordanians gathered in front of Al-Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman to call for electoral reform after Friday prayer on October 5, 2012.

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Friday protest in Amman, Jordan (4 of 5)
Al Husseini Mosque, Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
05 Oct 2012

Thousands of Jordanians gathered in front of Al-Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman to call for electoral reform after Friday prayer on October 5, 2012.

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Friday Protest in Amman, Jordan (1 of 5)
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
05 Oct 2012

Thousands of Jordanians gathered in front of Al-Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman to call for electoral reform after Friday prayer on October 5, 2012.