Eleven-year-old Ali arrived in Lebanon just two weeks after being shot in the face.
Fearing reprisals on their families back in Syria, most refugees don’t want to reveal their last names to reporters, and many cover their faces to protect their identities.
Ali is blind in one eye and still has fragments of shrapnel in his chest and face. “I can feel the shrapnel in my chest and my nose when I breathe. It hurts,” he said.
120,000 victims of the Syrian conflict are packed into U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees tents or “caravan” trailer units at the Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan.
One man waiting outside the UNHCR administrative gate attempted to tell anyone and everyone who passed through about his grievances at the camp. In a sign of desperation, he offered to light himself on fire in front of our camera to protest his living conditions. We declined his offer. He was immediately escorted back to the entrance gate by a security officer where the man continued to look for anyone who would listen.
There are more Syrian refugees in Zaatari than any other camp in the world.