Photo Gallery: "I Did It For My Family" 06/11/2019
 Around 1.3 million Syrians have found refuge in Jordan, according to...
Bradley Secker

Around 1.3 million Syrians have found refuge in Jordan, according to government figures. Ahmed, 25, is one of them. He lives in Al-Mafrak, a city in northern Jordan located just 7 kilometers from the Syrian border. Every second person in the city has fled the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Ahmed has found work selling vegetables. Many refugees shop in his store, located on a dusty, busy road not far from the country's largest refugee camp. Ahmed spends around 10 hours a day selling tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, bananas and apples. He earns around 20 euros per day, just enough to cover his rent. "I have no money left at the end of the month," he says. "My family and I live hand-to-mouth."