The Refugee Economy

Posted by Jolie Peters
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Zaatari, located in Jordan, is the largest refugee camp in the world. The camp houses over 80,000 people, primarily Syrian refugees, all fleeing their war torn country with the hopes of finding salvation elsewhere.

Despite their loss at home, the refugees in Zaatari have proven their resilience by recreating the businesses they once owned in their home countries. From bakeries to butchers, CNN takes you inside Zaatari to meet some of the 1000+ business owners that are turning this refugee camp into a town of solidarity, peace and profit.