The exodus of Syrian refugees into Jordan has strained the number of schools available to educate refugee children. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees reports: “Syrians fleeing the ongoing violence in their country still constitute the majority of Jordan’s refugee population, although large- scale arrivals witnessed in the first half of 2013 have since dropped significantly, due in part to the difficulty of getting to Jordan through disputed territories along the southern Syria border. Approximately 20 percent of Syrian refugees reside in refugee camps.”
Photojournalist Asher Imtiaz, a member of the Church of Pakistan, visited Syrian children at a Greek Orthodox school in Madaba, among other places in Jordan.
“Many people from the Church, locally and globally, are in Jordan to befriend and love Syrian refugees,” he writes. “May the Holy Spirit fill them and use them to be instruments of hope day by day.”