A Canadian based in Barcelona, Sam has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 10 years, covering a mix of humanitarian development, conflict and post conflict zones as well as human-interest stories. Her work has taken her to places such as Ghana, Niger, Fiji, Argentina, Israel, Lebanon, Greece, the Turkish-Syrian border, Pakistan, and Panama, among others. Her work has been published in USA Today, VICE Magazine, the Advocate Verge Magazine and Devex. She also hosts Barcelona’s only English radio show, which airs weekly.
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.