Syrian families struggle to survive in Jordan’s cities [VIDEO]

December 23, 2014 by The IRC

In Jordan, more than 70 percent of Syrian refugees live in towns and cities, struggling to make ends meet without jobs or money to pay for rent, heat, food, medical care and other essentials. Jordan hosts over half a million Syrians fleeing from the almost four-year civil war in their country. “My children left school so that they can work and pay rent. They took on plenty of responsibility although they were only kids,” says one Syrian woman living in Jordan. “Two to three months go by and we don't have enough money for rent. We borrow from my son's boss at work.” In this video, meet families struggling to cope as refugees in urban Jordan.

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