Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and the municipality of Paty do Alferes in the southern state of Rio de Janeiro are linked by a special element: Pérolas Negras, the city’s football club.
Mohammad, a Syrian refugee in Jordan, is an expert in “Ajami” art.
The cheese is Salma’s lifeline.
“A refugee is not a desperate person. A refugee is someone with experience, knowledge and ideas. These ideas can help host communities.”
Smart cities positively invest in the presence of refugees because they can also benefit the host community.
Surrounded by fields of green, Ola, 33, and her family, three daughters and a young son, live in a small top floor apartment in Northern Jordan. After seven years as refugees, fleeing their home in Daraa, Syria, it is only now that Jordan is starting to feel like home. Life has not always been easy, but Ola has been determined to fight for her survival, to show her daughters that they can be everything and anything they want to be. This is her story: