September 2013

According to the latest UN figures, 2,000,000 refugees how now fled over Syria’s borders to escape the ongoing civil war engulfing the country. Half of those refugees are children.

The sprawling Zaatari camp, situated in Jordan 12 kms from the Syria border, is now home to around 130,000 refugees, with the number rising by approximately 2,000 people per day. This makes Zaatari the world’s second largest refugee camp (after Dadaab in Kenya), and in terms of population, it is Jordan’s fourth largest city.

Mads Nissen spent time in the camp documenting daily life and the struggle for normality amongst those families forced to flee their homes.