Zaatari camp, Jordan: The shattered lives of refugee children

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Half of the 120,000 refugee population in Zaatari camp are children. The absence of fathers – either dead or fighting –  means many have to supplement their family's food aid income by working. These boys can be hired to carry goods from stalls to tents and pre-fab constructions across the two square mile site. (Photo by Jared J. Kohler)

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The Syrian crisis – which has claimed the lives of 100,000 people so far – has been termed a ‘children’s crisis’ by aid workers. Half of the 2million people who have left the country are children. Zaatari is no different - 60,000 of its 120,000 population are under 18. Many have been close to death, either seeing it first hand or hearing of friends and family being killed.

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