Syrian Refugees Find Opportunities to Succeed in Jordan with the Help of MENA Leadership Center

While the Syrian refugee crisis has been on the metaphorical “back burner” for several years, it hasn’t gone away.

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Hostility towards refugees grows in host countries like Lebanon as economic conditions deteriorate. Mass cholera outbreaks in refugee camps apply even more pressure.

“It’s a different case in Jordan for a few reasons,” MENA Leadership Center’s Fadi Sharaiha says.

“One, Jordanians are used to refugees. The second thing is that in Lebanon, they have them in refugee camps, while in Jordan, you can be in a refugee camp or integrate into the culture and the community.”

Last year, Jordan gave the highest amount of work permits to Syrian refugees since 2016. Worsening conditions in Syria provide little incentive for refugees to return voluntarily.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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