Syrian Refugee Crisis: Jordan
5 March 2017

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية

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(1) Portrait of Fawaaz–a Syrian refugee from Homs living in Mafraq, Jordan. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(2) Ahmed, son of Fawaaz, standing on a UNHCR-issue carpet. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(3) Syrian women looking out the window of their home. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

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(4) Portrait of Om Fawaaz (Mother of Fawaaz), real name Shamah Darweesh. Visible are facial tattoos (called deq), a disappearing art form common among older generations of Syrian women. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(5) Sharing a meal of Yemeni food with Fawaaz and his family. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(6) Portrait of Mohammed, son of Fawaaz. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(7) Mohammed and his cousins. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

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(8) Signs for Syria and Iraq. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(9) Portrait of Om Fawaaz. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(10) Portrait of Khlood bint Fawaaz (veiled), her husband Khalid and son Faraj. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(11) Khlood (daughter of Fawaaz), preparing coffee in the kitchen at Fawaaz’ home. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(12) Portrait of Faraj. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

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(13) Neighboring house near Fawaaz’ home in Mafraq. Indicative of the types of homes rented by Syrian refugees in Mafraq. Refugees who can afford to stay outside of formal camps usually rent simples houses from Jordanian landlords. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(14) Family enjoying each other’s company at the home of Fawaaz. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(15) Om Fawaaz nurses a cigarette. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(16) UNHCR Asylum Seeker Certificates. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

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(17) Mohammed at the entrance to his home. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(18) Arabic calendar in the home of Fawaaz. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(19) Portrait of Noor. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(20) Ahmed, Faraj, and an unknown relative. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

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(21) Khlood carries her son home. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(22) Laundry hangs outside the home of Faqaaz. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(23) A Syrian boy peeks outside of his door at dusk. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(24) People gather outside of the homes of Fawaaz and his family members. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

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(25) Waleed, 11 years old, had trouble forming his words because of what he experienced in Syria. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(26) A Syrian man and his son outside the home of Fawaaz. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(27) Hamouda, a boy living in Mafraq who lost both of his parents in the Syrian Civil War. He crossed to Jordan from Syria with his sister and neighbors. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

(28) Portrait of Norideen and his mother on the outskirts of Zataari Refugee Camp. Mafraq, Jordan. April, 2016.

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(29) Two men carry groceries in the Dawaar Al Saba’a (Seventh Circle) neighborhood of Amman. Jordan. April, 2016.

(30) Portrait of Abu Mohammed, Syrian refugee from Homs living in Amman. His pregnant wife disappeared during the war, and after a warning that his life was in danger, he fled to Daraa where he walked across the border to Jordan. Abu Mohammed is a nickname that he uses; it means father of Mohammed. He is using it in faith, believing that one day God will give him a son. Abu Mohammed runs a small grocery store in Amman’s Jebel Al Weibdeh neighborhood. Amman, Jordan. April, 2016.