Herald-Tribune: Refugees Flock to Safety in Jordan

Herald-Tribune: Refugees Flock to Safety in Jordan

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Reporter Jessie Van Berkel of the Herald-Tribune traveled to Jordan for two weeks in August as part of a fellowship with the International Center for Journalists funded by the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program.

While visiting, she spent a day in Azraq Refugee Camp examining the conditions for Syrian refugees. More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day.

It is currently considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, yet according the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, António Guterres, “the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the countries hosting them.”

Donors have given $4.1 billion to address the situation since 2012, but Guterres’ office estimated that another $2 billion is needed by the end of this year. 

Read the Herald-Tribune article here


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