Four short films explore young children’s lives in Azraq

Published April 12, 2019

The Foundation is working with Civic in Azraq, Jordan, to explore how the response to the Syrian refugee crisis can better meet the particular needs of young children and families. These four short films explore aspects of the challenge: the lack of play areas, difficulties in getting around safely, limited availability of health services and the need for more kindergartens. A longer film is now in production.

Around 15,000 Syrian refugee children aged 0 to 3 live in Azraq town and neighbouring Azraq refugee camp. Our partnership with Civic is working with existing aid agencies and other local service providers to map and better align existing services for families. We hope it will lead to lessons that enable scale-up and adoption in other places that are grappling with the arrival of large numbers of refugees.