A Photographer’s Look Inside the Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees

The Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees is considered the fourth largest city in Jordan with a population of approximately 80,000 people.

In March, journalist and photographer Patrick Adams joined a group that visited the camp to learn more about the work of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to help meet the health needs of women, including pregnant and new mothers. UNFPA supports a comprehensive clinic for women that handles, on average, 6–10 births per day — among the many other services it provides.

Below are photos Adams took of life in the camp during his visit.

Baby Rima is the 5,000th baby born in the UNFPA-supported women’s clinic in the Zaatari camp.

Strollers for sale in the camp

To learn more about UNFPA’s work in humanitarian emergencies, click here.

You can also learn more about Adams’ trip to Zaatari in an article he wrote for NPR.

[Photos: Patrick Adams]

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