A push for education and livelihoods for refugees in Jordan

It’s been almost four years since Syrian refugees fleeing conflict started to congregate in Zaatari, Jordan. Now the world's second largest refugee camp with 80,000 residents, the focus is shifting from emergency response to education and creating livelihoods. Devex discussed this transition in an exclusive interview with UNHCR senior field coordinator and camp manager Hovig Etyemezian in Jordan.

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  • Sam Mednick

    Sam is a Devex Contributor based in Burkina Faso. Over the past 15 years she has reported on conflict, post-conflict, and development stories from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. She recently spent almost three years reporting on the conflict in South Sudan as the Associated Press correspondent. Her work has also appeared in The New Humanitarian, VICE, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera, among others.