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Flower in the Desert

13 year old Syrian refugee, Abdul Baset has lived in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan since 2012. Recently, he has made a tiny garden in his “caravan”, a one-room prefabricated housing unit and plant white carnations his deceased brother used to love.camp. filmed in May 8, 2016 in Za’atari Refugee Camp, Mafraq, Jordan (4 min.) ...

My Olives were the Best

by Khitam Krad I was very happy because I was rewarded in the contest of olives hosted by The Road Magazine (supported by Japanese Emergency NGO, JEN). My olives were the best and the committee members were pleased as they tasted them. My pleasure was indescribable when they declared the results where I was the first. They ...

My Fruitful Trees

by Abu Talal, age 67 The soil here in Za’atari is liable to farming, but it needs some care. I grow some trees and legumes; they are fruitful. For example, I grow olives, coriander, spinach, chickpeas, corns, spearmint, beans, radish and onions. I was very glad when I saw my plants producing these fruits which ...

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