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I teach refugees to map their world
I first visited the Zaatari refugee camp in early 2015. Located in northern Jordan, the camp is home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees.
- Brian Tomaszewski
- The Conversation
I was there as part of a research study on refugee camp wireless and information infrastructure.
It’s one thing to read about refugees in the news.
It’s a whole different thing to actually go visit a camp.
I saw people living in metal caravans, mixed with tents and other materials to create a sense of home.
Many used improvised electrical systems to keep the power going.
People are rebuilding their lives to create a better future for their families and themselves, just…
As a geographer, I…