Thunayya is one of some 20,000 Syrian refugees residing in Azraq camp, and one of 1,800 participating in an incentive-based volunteer program in the camp, according to a recent assessment by CARE International in Jordan.
One year ago, Thunayya fled her city of Al Qunaytra and the war that enveloped it. She has lived in the camp ever since. Today she is volunteering as a cleaner, earning about US$8.50 per day. At the age of 48, this is the first time Thunayya has ever worked, as she must now provide for herself and her 85-year old father, her only dependent.