UNHCR representative in Jordan Mr. Sten Bronee said that holding this ceremony in Jordan gives recognition to the fact that Jordan has hosted the largest number of refugees for the longest period of time. Mr. Bronee added that although the refugees in Jordan and in the neighbouring countries have much in common with refugees elsewhere in the world, they enjoy the protection and support of the host government and the UN organizations. He said that women were the most vulnerable group of refugees, who are exposed to persecution, discrimination and abuse. However, women are the strongest in terms of perseverance, patience and nurturing that hold together the fabric of their families.
A Middle East Refugee Camp
Source: Annie's Letters (blog)