This family fled to Jordan from Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria. They traveled for several days along the Iraqi border until they reached Jordan and were able to settle into Zaatari refugee camp, the second largest refugee camp in the world. Abu Ibrahim said that his family is one of the only families in the camp from Deir Ezzor and that he chose to come to Zaatari because he heard that services in the camp were established and that there were schools and parks where his children could play.
Heba is 11 years old and lives in Zaatari camp with her family. Standing in the entrance of her father’s makeshift corner store next to their tent in Zaatari, Heba tells WFP that she wants to work as a policymaker when she grows up. “My siblings are younger than me and I need to take care of them. I want to help make the rules so I can be sure that they can grow up in a safe place and become whatever they dream of,” she said. For an 11 year old, Heba is far beyond her time.
Aya stands with her neighbours in Zaatari camp in Jordan. She is one of 60,000 children in Zaatari camp who miss something from home. Aya tells a WFP staffer that her mother promised her she could return home to Syria as soon as possible to collect her teddy bears and bring them back to Jordan where they can sleep with her in her tent in Zaatari camp.