LIFE IN ZA'ATARI
Za’atari started as a cluster of UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) tents, but soon turned into the ninth biggest city in Jordan with over 81,000 inhabitants.
The World Health Organization (WHO) categorises Jordan, along with the Syrian Arab Republic, as countries in early nutrition transition, where widespread micronutrient deficiencies and moderate levels of undernutrition exist.
Life IS difficult for women and children.
High rates of public health problems, such as severe anaemia, exist amongst non-pregnant women aged 15–49 years and children inside Za’atari camp.