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Jordan refugee camp logistics - anyone visited?

Looking for access to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, anyone have experience with the logistics?

by Jake Warga at 2013-08-31 18:09:37 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

For ideas on this you might want to hear what Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America said on Democracy Now today. He has been visiting Oxfam’s refugee program in Jordan and Lebanon, and joined DN live from Beirut.

RAYMOND OFFENHEISER: Well, there’s of course the big camp, Zaatari, on the Jordan-Syrian border, which I think has gotten a lot of press and a lot of coverage. There’s 120,000 refugees in that one camp. But that’s really the only one large camp that exists in either Syria or Lebanon of that scale. It’s the fourth-largest city now in Jordan. There are some—half the residents of that are children. Some 60,000—of 60,000 children in that camp, only 15,000 of them, for example, are in school at the present time. They’re living in a combination of tents or small wooden-frame structures. The camp is, I suppose you might say, in reasonably good order, but that belies the fact that many other refugees are making their way into Lebanon and Jordan and trying to find improvised housing in tents in the middle of fields. Others are trying to find very affordable apartments in Amman and other cities or towns. And if you can imagine that only 120,000 of 500,000 of these refugees, in the case of Jordan, are in this camp, the rest of them are putting an enormous strain on municipal services, on the education system and the health system in Jordan, and similarly here in Lebanon.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/4/with_focus_on_us_led_strikes

by henley | 04 Sep 2013 18:09 | | Report spam→
I was there last April. Send me a p.m. to provide some information regarding access to the camp.

by Tryfon Topalidis | 10 Sep 2013 21:09 | Thessaloniki, Greece | | Report spam→
Hey, I can get you inside the camp, what are you planning on doing there?
and when?
regards,

by Ghaith | 11 Sep 2013 10:09 | Amman.Jordan, Jordan | | Report spam→
Ghaith,

I’m interested in possibly hiring you, as well, next month. Please let me know your rates.

by Lincoln B. | 11 Sep 2013 20:09 | United States, United States | | Report spam→
sure, first I need to know what services you are asking for, fixing, translating, or just getting you inside the camp, or any useful information you could share.
regards

by Ghaith | 15 Sep 2013 13:09 | Amman.Jordan, Jordan | | Report spam→

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