As I research more into the liminal space of the Za’atari Refugee camp just in Jordan, a peer (Hendre Roelink of The Trauma Informed Teacher) has shared a link to some brilliant footage shot by UNHCR over a 14 part series showing the day-to-day enormity of the challenges faced within the camp. The sheer scale and size of the camp, the huge numbers of new arrivals crossing the border every day (sometimes up to 3000 refugees in one 24 hour period), is simply mind-blowing.
Here are the links to something I highly recommend anyone to watch. I would also encourage teachers to consider what role you and I play as educators to help address the educational crisis of this generation of Syrian children who are missing out on vital experiences necessary for their futures.
Episode 15: Follow up 6 months on