Syrian Tent City

Syrian refugees have formed an enormous tent city called Zaartari, in Jordan, with over 144,000 refugees. And unlike the tent city during Burning Man, this one is three times the size, and full of despair and hopelessness. Despite all, the tent city has services just like a real city would, from electricity and hair salons, to medical facilities and markets. Let’s all hope the Syrian civil war ends soon.  Via Kinja and El Pais:original-1

Click on the images to see the extent of the enormous tent city.


Devoid of trees and natural shade, the city faces scorching heat and intense winds.

Mideast Jordan Syria Refugee Winter

Refugees are resourceful and resilient, though eager to return to their homes.

Mideast Jordan Syria Refugees Winter

The cost in human suffering is high.