From engineer to florist in a Jordan refugee camp

Mohammad, 42, from Syria’s southern Dara’a governorate arranges artificial flowers in colourful displays in his temporary shop in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. © UNHCR/C.Dunmore

Syrian refugees living in a camp in Jordan are rebuilding their lives by launching new businesses serving other refugees.

At the Azraq camp an engineer has retrained as a florist; another refugee has set up a barber shop.

The more than 17,000 people living there have escaped a civil war in their country which has been going on for more than four years.

A temporary marketplace was set up to mark the first anniversary of the camp and to promote the new businesses.

Edith Champagne reports.

Duration: 2’00″

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