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Photo Gallery: The Syrian Women in Jordan's Labor Force
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Photo Gallery: The Syrian Women in Jordan's Labor Force

Women at Work Syrian Refugees Find Meaningful Jobs in Jordan

Whether it's unclogging pipes or sewing pillowcases for a multinational furniture giant, some of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian women who have fled to Jordan in recent years are going to great lengths to make ends meet.
Von Christoph Sydow und Philipp Breu
Safaa Sukkariah fled to Jordan from Syria in 2012, before the war began.

Safaa Sukkariah fled to Jordan from Syria in 2012, before the war began.

Philipp Breu
The Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened last year.

The Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened last year.

Philipp Breu
Faten Tahhan fled to Jordan from the city of Homs with her three children in 2012.

Faten Tahhan fled to Jordan from the city of Homs with her three children in 2012.

Philipp Breu

A sewing shop in Amman where Jordanian and Syrian women work side by side.

A sewing shop in Amman where Jordanian and Syrian women work side by side.

Philipp Breu

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.