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World Refugee Day 2002: Jordan

Kids play in a neighbourhood populated mostly by Iraqi refugees. Because refugees are not allowed to work in Syria, children often must take informal jobs to help support their families.

In April, a drawing contest on the theme of refugee women was launched for refugee and asylum-seeker children.

A breakfast event was organised for 150 refugee and asylum-seeker women on 17 June at the Community Centre for Social Development in Amman. A refugee woman entertained the group with music.

An exhibition of artwork and handicrafts on the theme of refugee women was held from 20 June to 4 July.