Planned informality: the need for flexibility and foresight in urban refugee settlements

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20th October 2016
How Refugee Camp Architecture Is Capturing the Power of Shade
20th October 2016

“Take a flat land in the desert of Jordan near the Syrian border and place thousands of white tents and containers within the boundary. Then accommodate families to live in it — and within the timeframe of a month, if not overnight, what you have is a small city.

Leaving behind the tragic reasons behind the forced exile of Syrian people to Jordan, the process above described is, in synthesis, the incredible process that UNHCR — with the help of Jordanian Government and other agencies — undertake to build the refugee camp of Za’atari.

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