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Syria's refugees: Girls use photography to document life in the Zaatari camp. For three months, a group of Syrian girls aged 14 to 18-years-old from Za'atari Camp - the biggest refugee camp for Syrians, which can now be counted the fourth biggest city in Jordan - participated in a media workshop to gain artistic and technical training in photography and video, with encouragement to reflect on and voice their own stories and those of their surrounding community.

Syria's refugees: Girls use photography to document life in the Zaatari camp

With cameras, microphones and pens in hand, the girls set out to document their everyday lives – how it looks, feels and sounds from the ground, at the heart of their world. One of the young artists, who has just started learning to read and write, named the body of work 'Waves of Childhood.' UNICEF Access to Education in Zaatari. Image Of Syrian Refugee Girls Receiving The Education They Deserve.

Syllabus: "Educating Girls" Violence and child marriage: The many risks refugee girls face. Girls in many places in the world face challenges from the day they are born.

Violence and child marriage: The many risks refugee girls face

They struggle to get access to education and financial opportunities, and are often vulnerable to abuse. Refugee girls — or girls who’ve been displaced in their own country — face particular challenges. Domestic violence, rape and early marriage are all very real risks for refugee girls. Addressing the unique needs of girls is a part of Mercy Corps' response to humanitarian crises. When adolescent girls gain confidence, have access to school, and receive emotional support, they can break the cycle of poverty, early marriage and social isolation. But reaching refugee girls can be difficult. We spoke with Amy Spindler, Mercy Corps’ adolescent girl and youth advisor, about the unique challenges refugee girls are facing — and how our work helps them survive, cope and achieve their goals.

Why does girls education matter? Because investing in girls&women can change the world! Girl Rising (Official Trailer) Syrian Refugees in Jordan Struggle to Go to School. Image Of Syrian Girl Trapped In A Refugee Camp. Girls' Education - Teachers Without Borders. He Named Me Malala Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Documentary HD. The Malala Fund. Educating girls - One Girl. Evaluating a vocational training programme for women refugees at the Zaatari camp in Jordan women empowerment a journey and not an output. Syria's refugees: birth and life in Zaatari camp – in pictures. Global Development Professionals Network. Za'atari Project - Voices of the Children. Art with Syrian Refugees: The Za’atari Project. As the Syrian War rages on, desperate civilians continue to pour across the borders into neighboring countries.

Art with Syrian Refugees: The Za’atari Project

While they have escaped the death and destruction of war, many refugees now find themselves in desolate refugee camps across the region. Other refugees pack into towns and cities, straining services and resources, leading to strained tensions with local populations. Lives are on hold and official work is prohibited. While international humanitarian organizations scramble to provide food, shelter and medical care to refugees, other critical needs often fall through the cracks, such as educational and creative activities for youth to focus on, trauma relief and mentorship programs. Impact of conflict in Syria on Syrian children at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Education in the Second Largest Refugee Camp in the World.

UNICEF report highlights Syrian children’s struggles to continue their education “I have told other girls my age that they should go to school in the camp, otherwise they will lose a year.

Education in the Second Largest Refugee Camp in the World

Some have registered at the school, but they are not going to class anymore. They tell me that they will go back to school when they return to Syria. But I say: What if we stay here for a long time? You would be wasting your life. Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan. Today, Syrian refugee children in Jordan face a bleak educational present, and an uncertain future.

Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan

Close to one in three—226,000 out of 660,000—Syrians registered with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan are school-aged children between 5-17 years old. Of these, more than one-third (over 80,000) did not receive a formal education last year. There are almost 1.3 million Syrians today in Jordan, a country of 6.6 million citizens. Their arrival, and specifically that of Syrian children, since the outbreak of conflict in Syria in 2011, has spurred Jordan’s Education Ministry to take a number of steps to accommodate their educational needs. These include hiring new teachers; allowing free public school enrollment for Syrian children; and having second shifts at nearly 100 primary schools to create more classroom spaces. Such initiatives have had impact; between 2012 and 2016, the proportion of Syrian refugee children enrolled in formal education soared from 12 to 64 percent. The Challenge of Education. Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home review – step inside the world's largest sanctuary for Syrians.

On a busy high street in northern Jordan, shoppers bustle past the stalls selling toys, shoes, bikes and kettles.

Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home review – step inside the world's largest sanctuary for Syrians

In a kitchen nearby, a baker bakes the next day’s bread. Across town, a couple prepare for their wedding, while a young boy prepares to return to school. My favourite thing about Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home (BBC2) is that it portrays the residents of Zaatari, Jordan’s fourth-biggest city, as just normal people. Life in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan’s fourth biggest city. Za’atari refugee camp hosts around 80,000 Syrians who have been forced to flee the war in Syria.

Life in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan’s fourth biggest city

More than half of these refugees are children. The size of the camp, now Jordan’s fourth biggest city, is presenting huge challenges for infrastructure. Children outside an Oxfam facility in the Za’atari camp, where we are campaigning for a permanent water and sewage systems. Oxfam currently works in 3 of Za’atari’s 12 districts, supervising, water and sanitation, refuse management and the cleaning and maintenance of wash blocks. We also co-ordinate hygiene promotion activities which are crucial in preventing the spread of disease. Oxfam is working with UNICEF and other international actors, to install a water network in the camp which will ensure refugees have safe access to water. Baby Sham is just a few hours old, and the youngest resident of Za’atari camp when this photo was taken.

Image of Za'atari refugee camp. Inside Zaatari: Syrian refugees turn desert into one of the world's largest refugee camps. Updated In the dusty desert of northern Jordan a city has emerged out of the sand.

Inside Zaatari: Syrian refugees turn desert into one of the world's largest refugee camps

Two years ago Syrian families began arriving here, fleeing war and persecution in their homeland. Almost overnight the United Nations (UN) was forced to set up a refugee camp, and what started as a few tents has now grown into a city of about 100,000 people. Click or tap to toggle before/after Photos: See the incredible expansion of the Zaatari refugee camp, which has grown from nothing into a city of about 100,000 people since the Syrian conflict began. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 15: Six months on. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 14: Boiling over. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 13: A home, at last. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 12: The human touch. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 11: Just another day. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 10: Out of the darkness.

A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 9: Preparation is everything. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 8: Coping mechanisms. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 7: The trouble with kids. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 6: Complications. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 5: Medicine on the move. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 4: Caravan chaos. A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 3: Desperate for a home.

A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 2: Theft or privatization? A Day in the Life: Za'atari - Episode 1: Welcome to Za'atari. INFORMAL EDUCATION PROJECT IN THE ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP CHANGES THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 200 STUDENTS. Image of Za'atari refugee camp. Zaatari refugee camp: Rebuilding lives in the desert. 3 September 2013Last updated at 06:12 Two million people have fled over Syria's borders to escape the bloody internal battle engulfing the country, the latest UN figures show.

Zaatari refugee camp: Rebuilding lives in the desert

One million of them are children. Many of those forced to leave their homes have taken refuge in neighbouring countries, but 130,000 of them are now living in a three-square-mile piece of the desolate Jordanian desert - home to the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp. Continue reading the main story Click on the arrows to explore. Hospitals Schools Distribution centres Common spaces Administrative buildings [an error occurred while processing this directive] Take a tour of Zaatari camp and meet residents Mahmood, Abu Shadi and Omaran.They are among the thousands of Syrians trying to live their lives in the makeshift desert city while dreaming of their return home.

The mayor's story.. Take a tour of Zaatari camp and meet residents Mahmood, Abu Shadi and Omaran. Syria Regional Refugee Response - Jordan - Mafraq Governorate - Zaatari Refugee Camp. Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know. “The children of Syria have experienced more hardship, devastation, and violence than any child should have to in a thousand lifetimes,” says Dr.

Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know

Christine Latif, World Vision’s response manager for Turkey and northern Syria. World Vision staff in the region say the situation in Aleppo city is the most dire they have ever seen it. World Vision has worked in Aleppo governorate since 2013. “Civilians have been continually in harm’s way, caught in the cross-fire and changing front lines. Civilian infrastructure has been targeted, leading to mass civilian casualties, including women and children,” says Angela Huddleston, program manager for the organization’s Syria response. Angela says with high levels of civilian casualties, stores of medical supplies are being depleted rapidly. World Vision plans to increase its response in Aleppo, she says.

Clouds Over Sidra: A Virtual Reality (VR) film. WHAT’S IN MY BAG? This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece. Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry. Smugglers routinely exploit them, promising safety for a price, only to squeeze them like sardines into tiny boats. Most have no option but to shed whatever meager belongings they may have salvaged from their journeys. Those allowed to bring extra baggage aboard often toss it overboard, frantically dumping extra weight as the leaky boats take on water. Few arrive at their destinations with anything but the necessities of life.

“You will feel that you are a human. The Right to Education. Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty. Normative instruments of the United Nations and UNESCO lay down international legal obligations for the right to education. These instruments promote and develop the right of every person to enjoy access to education of good quality, without discrimination or exclusion.