Essay about The Refugee Of The Arab Refugee Camp

1141 Words Sep 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Since its inception in 2012, the Al-Zaatari Syrian refugee camp is the second largest refugee camp in the world (UNHCR, 2015). The camp was launched in response to the thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in their country. Resultantly, the camp has gradually become a permanent settlement, hosting a population of 79,695 (UNHCR, 2015). The magnanimous population of the refugees in Jordan has resulted in a significant strain on the country’s public health care system. Furthermore, the prevalence of unemployment coupled with the lack of sufficient food supplies and better accommodation has resulted in a number of mental health issues amongst the refugees. Currently, the camp continues to receive 3,500 refugees on a daily basis (Sharara & Kanj, 2014). The large population of the Al-Zaatari camp coupled with the constant influx of Syrian refugees has resulted in a plethora of challenges to the refugees and the Jordanian government.
The political tensions in Syria resulted in the outburst of a civil war in 2011. For decades, the government used extreme measures such as police brutality to suppress demonstrations. The authoritarian practice in the country was also evident in some North African and Middle Eastern countries. In an attempt to end this form of rule, a majority of countries such as Egypt undertook unprecedented demonstrations demanding for democracy. Resultantly, the Syrian population was influenced by the wave of demonstrations in Arab countries and…

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