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Redesigning Refugee Camps for the Digital Age

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A Syrian refugee living in a Jordanian camp, or an immigrant to the United States, will have multiple associations with place enabled by digital technology,” says Professor Rana Abudayyeh from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design. “They may live in a new environment, but they carry archival memories and images of their home with them on smart devices…

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Refugee Gardens: Hope Planted in Exile

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In this, the eighth year of the Syrian War, life in Syrian refugee camps is undermined by trauma, poverty and homesickness. Yet in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, green sprouts of hope are shooting up.

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Taking Action on Youth Employment

Taking Action on Youth Employment

Maximpact Training Network presents one of it’s partners Jordan Education for Employment (JEFE), one of Jordan’s leading youth employment organizations. Based in Amman, Jordan EFE operates across Jordan, particularly in under-served areas in Irbid and Zarqa. They creating opportunities and empowering youth in the Middle East & North Africa.

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Jordan Cycles Into Business Adventures

Jordan Cycles Into Business Adventures

Malia Asfour, Jordan Tourism Board director for North America, has inspired travel professionals from across the United States to help rural communities in Jordan by donating used bicycles, building bike shops and supporting tour guide training.

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Jordan’s Refugees Must Drink

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Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries, is dumping much of its water into the sand – allowing 76 billion liters a year to flow from broken pipes, according to an assessment by the nonprofit aid organization Mercy Corps.

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Israel, Jordan, Palestine Unite for Jordan River

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The Jordan River, famous in story and song, is threatened by water diversion and contamination. In this arid region torn by political and religious differences, NGOs from Israel, Jordan and Palestine are cooperating to restore the river – unity forged on the anvil of fear for their life-giving waterway.

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