Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanTwo women walk in the Za’atari refugee camp located near Mafraq, Jordan. The camp opened in July 2012 to assist some of the more than 200,000 Syrians who have crossed into Jordan to escape an escalating civil war inside their own country. In these few intervening months, the camp's population has already surpassed 41,000. ACT Alliance members are providing essential items and services to the camp's residents. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA girl raises her hand in a class held inside the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Children constitute the majority of Syrians who have been displaced by the conflict in their own country. To date ACT Alliance has assisted more than 200,000 displaced Syrians both inside and out of the country and raised more than $USD 7.5 million for its emergency response. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA girl smiles in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July 2012, the camp holds upwards of 41,000 refugees who have fled the civil war inside Syria. ACT Alliance members are providing shelter, education and counseling, among others services. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA woman carries blankets on her head in the Za'atari refugee camp. As winter approaches, ACT Alliance members, including The Lutheran World Federation, are helping Syrian refugees prepare for the months ahead in the harsh Jordanian desert climate. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA man smiles for the camera in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. The camp has filled up quickly since it opened in July 2012. It now hold more than 41,000 Syrian refugees. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA woman hangs her laundry to dry in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July 2012, the camp holds upwards of 41,000 refugees from the civil war inside Syria. The scale of this crisis has brought together more than a dozen ACT Alliance members to fund and implement projects to assist displaced Syrians. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA man carries mattresses in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. ACT Alliance is providing essential items and services, including those related to shelter like the mattresses pictured here. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanChildren walk in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Children make up more than 60 percent of the displaced Syrian population. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA man walks with the assistance of a cane in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. ACT Alliance is providing essential services to Syrians uprooted by the conflict in their own country, including psychosocial support to address the trauma induced by displacement. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA traveler can find just about anything for sale in makeshift 'shops' set up along the main road through the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Here a giant teddy bear is up for grabs. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA man plays football with his children in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan, while another man, wounded during fighting in Syria, looks on. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA Syrian man who has witnessed extraordinary hardships in his own country has found a temporary respite in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA teacher leads a class in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of ACT Alliance, is one of the only aid organisations providing humanitarian relief inside Syria as well as in the camp here. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA girl writes on the chalkboard during class in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. ACT Alliance members are providing educational and counseling services for displaced Syrians, including children like this one. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanSaad Gedeon (left) and Felomain Nassar-Batshone, staff from the Jordan program of the International Orthodox Christian Charities, help unload bundles of new uniforms for students in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanA boy hangs on tightly to a damaged ball in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Members of ACT Alliance, including The Lutheran World Federation, have provided essential services and items for work and, especially in the case of children, play. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanWorkers erect new tents in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July 2012, the camp population has already swelled to over 41,000. The camp is designed to hold up to approximately 60,000 people, a level that is expected to be exceeded quickly. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
  • Syrian refugee camp in JordanNewly arrived children register for school in the Za'atari refugee camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. ACT Alliance is providing educational and psychosocial services to children uprooted by the violence in Syria. ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey