Haves and have-nots in Jordan’s Za’atari camp
8 October 2013
To accommodate the needs of some 120,000 Syrian refugees, a market has sprung up along the main road of Jordan’s Za’atari camp. But its frenzy of commerce has spawned winners and losers, buyers and sellers, haves and have-nots, honest traders and outright thieves. Such divisions have fuelled resentment, particularly as those better off are viewed as taking advantage of the aid system at the expense of those living at the edge of survival, in an environment with very little security or regulations.