Category Archives: Jordan

Europe failed to act on the warning signs of a tragedy in the Mediterranean

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights at Amnesty International Before the two shipwrecks that came to light yesterday,1,800 people were believed to have died or gone missing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa this … Continue reading

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Early marriage and harassment of Syrian refugee women and girls in Jordan

By Maha Abu Shama, Syria campaigner at Amnesty International “We have no women for marriage” is Khawlah’s usual response when Jordanian or other foreign men ask about marrying her 14-year-old daughter when they come looking for a bride. Like other … Continue reading

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A visit to the Za’atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan: ‘I wish I could invite you into the beautiful house we had back home’

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International Twelve kilometres south of the border with Syria lies the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan. Over 130,000 refugees, who have fled the conflict in Syria, live here in a 7km-wide stretch on … Continue reading

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Trapped – Palestinian refugees from Syria talk to Amnesty International

  By Noor Al-Bazzaz, member of Amnesty International’s Syria research team It was the shelling that finally drove Abu al-‘Izz to flee his native Syria. In the Bashabsheh transit camp in al-Ramtha he says: “I could not bear the shelling … Continue reading

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