After seven years of war, Syria’s closest neighbours continue to bear the brunt of the refugee crisis the conflict has spawned. Jordan, to the south, now hosts over 600 000 refugees that have fled Syria. Zaatari, one of the world’s largest refugee camps, houses 80 000 of them.
The recent influx of Syrians adds to the already large number of displaced Palestinians that settled in Jordan after wars with Israel in 1948 and 1967. But, of course, these people are more than just numbers. They each have their own unique histories and personalities.
At this special MFU seminar, following a recent trip to Jordan, researcher Marika Sosnowski and photographer Darrian Traynor hope to share some of their stories.