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Jordan Camp for Syrian refugees 

summer of 2001, at the time I was in Amman Jordan 

the talk was about Syrian refugees entering the border in search of a safe place, a lot of people started mobilizing to help the newcomers, the government was not ready and people were stranded at the borders many of them came with injuries still bloodied from the conflict the sight was devastating.

there was a clear call to action from many people, food drives started, donations were accepted, and make-shift clinics were being built,  all of these things started before the government mobilization, people took it upon themselves to help…  and they did.

The sense of empathy is what makes us go into action, a sense that we are slowly losing, we have become accustomed to the horrible sights, its almost as if we become immune to it all, how can we fix these problems if we cant relate to them.

These are a few images from the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp Also known as the Emirati Jordanian refugee camp.

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