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Syrian refugees build an informal economy in Jordan

Business is booming in Jordan's Zaatari camp. It is one of the largest camps in the world and home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees. Restrictions that prevent most Syrian refugees from working in Jordan have led to a thriving informal economy.

by Imtiaz Tyab

Business is booming in Jordan's Zaatari camp.

It is one of the largest camps in the world and home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees.

Restrictions that prevent most Syrian refugees from working in Jordan have led to a thriving informal economy.

The UN estimates it’s worth about $14m a year.

Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Zaatari camp, Northern Jordan.


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