The Jordanian photojournalist Muath Freij visited the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan, taking account of the strange mixture of misery and hope that can be felt there. “This is just for the record, another entry in the world’s registry of human tragedies,” said Freij. More than 120,000 Syrian refugees now occupy the camp. A Tale of Innocence tells the story of Zaatari through children’s eyes. We see the worsening conditions faced by these refugees on Jordanian soil, where white tents and ochre dirt set the scene for this forced migration. These children live and play with what they have, but their imaginations give way to a cruel maturity forced upon them too early.
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