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    Some changes for Mohamed and his family

    Day 126

    Making a Home

    Since its beginning in 2012, Za’atari Camp has continuously expanded to try and meet the needs of incoming Syrian refugees. Over the past six years, it’s grown to become the fourth largest city in Jordan – a sprawling “home” to 80,000 people just seven miles from the Syrian border.

    Meeting the needs of tens of thousands of people is overwhelming. But by doing the doable we’re able to make big differences through small acts – one family at a time.

    Mohamad lives with his wife Suraya and their three children in a small caravan. Their bathroom is in the same space as the kitchen, which leads to sanitation issues. Their ceiling is also cracked, with sections missing and open to the elements.

    We knew we could do something to help Mohamad and his family be a little more comfortable – feel a little more dignified.

    So we partitioned off the bathroom to create a secure and private space. We also did repair work on the ceiling, so Mohamad’s family can stay safe and warm.

    “It never made sense to me that our kitchen and bathroom were attached,” said Mohamed. “It is so much better now!”

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