Dispatches from the Field

Reclaiming Childhood in Northeast Syria

Play, art, and new friends help children adjust to life in displacement camps. Since coming to a displacement camp in Northeast Syria two years ago, 5-year-old Amenah had been warned about the dangers of wandering too far from the tent she shared with her mother and grandmother.

Opportunity Starts at Home

Jordanian women and Syrian refugees living in Jordan are pursuing entrepreneurship and establishing home-based businesses to support their households. When Abeer, a 36-year-old Jordanian woman, was widowed at a young age, she suddenly had four children depending entirely on her. With a passion for pickling, she saw an opportunity to take control of her family’s financial future.