Syria’s refugees: not going anywhere

Syria’s refugees: not going anywhere

This piece was published by the Economist online on 7 February, 2013

IN ANOTHER life Mohamed and Nawar Asef would never have met. But Syria’s war brought them together. They come from different districts in Deraa, a city in southern Syria. Now both are living in a refugee camp in Jordan. They met there several weeks ago and were married a week later. The young couple have a new home in which to begin their marriage; a UNHCR tent lined by a few mattresses and some grey blankets to shield them from the bitter cold.

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