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World Humanitarian Day: Diary Of An International Aid Worker In Jordan

Date Published: 
08/20/2013
Summary: 

Working with Syrian refugees who could be your brothers and sisters is hugely motivating but at the same time emotionally draining. (..) We work hard to meet the food needs of this growing population of refugees and to adapt our assistance so that no one goes to bed hungry. We leave our comfortable, modern apartments in the morning, drive for one hour. And we are knee-deep in a desert camp, with dust, crowds, rough living conditions despite the efforts put into making the camp as comfortable as possible, even exceeding the international humanitarian standards for food, water and shelter. The people we meet here all left their homes. Comfortable ones.