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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.

Thear 1aI 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…

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