80,000 Syrians live in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Few have savings, but trade is thriving in the camp. An estimated 3,000 shops are selling everything from food to bridal gowns.
As Syria's grinding war approaches its eighth year, powerful global voices have decried the recent escalation in the conflict. With diplomacy all but stymied and the bullets and bombs firing unabated, those taking shelter in the world's largest Syrian refugee camp at Zaatari, Jordan, near the border with Syria, say they are hanging by a thread of hope - for change.
Gulf monarchies have offered Jordan $2.5 billion (€2.1 billion). The aid package is designed to help the strategic Arab state overcome an economic crisis and rare protests.
Jordan's embattled prime minister has reportedly stepped down from his post during a meeting with King Abdullah II. The move follows days of anti-government protests that were sparked by anger over economic policies.
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