Zaatari Refugee camp
Les champs-Elysées du camp de réfugiés de Zaatari en Jordanie.
The Jordanian Gouvernment and United-Nations have opened in July 2012 a Refugee camp in Zaatari as an answer to the large influx of refugees fleeing war in Syria.
Located in the North of Jordan in a desert, few kilometers away from the conflict, the camp stretches over 5km2 and is the second largest Refugee camp in the world. Today they are about 80 000 people to live in the camp.
They though they would stay for few weeks but it turns now into years.Tents made way for small containers called «caravans», the camp became permanent and is organised as a city. Not seeing the situation improving, some Syrians decided to start working.
In Zaatari, we estimate about 2500 shops and businesses. Most of them are gathered on the main street called «Champs-Elysées».We can find everything in there, pizzas, bikes, wedding dresses, birds, mini-supermarkets...
To work against the wait, the boreness and the financial dependency. To work to rebuild oneself, to build a new life even if it's inside a refugee camp.