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Living in limbo – Jordan’s forgotten refugees

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Jerash camp in Jordan, 'home' for 30-thousand refugees from Gaza

Jerash camp in Jordan, 'home' for 30-thousand refugees from Gaza

Photo by Tom Storey

Photo by Tom Storey

Jerash camp in Jordan, 'home' for 30-thousand refugees from Gaza

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The Syrian Civil War has seen more than 600-thousand refugees officially crossing the border into Jordan although authorities estimate the number is double that figure.

Their arrival has also brought into focus other exiled communities from strife-torn countries in the Middle East, some of whom have been in Jordan for up to 50 years.

Tom Storey went to the Jerash refugee camp in Jordan as a reporter on the Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange as part of his studies at the University of Canberra.

His story explains the plight of 30-thousand Palestinians who live in the camp, and the struggles that Syrian refugees will have to confront.

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University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT

University of Canberra offers a three-year degree in journalism and a separate major in sports journalism. Stories from UC appear first on www.nowuc.com.au

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