Syrian refugee children sit patiently with smiles on their faces as they wait for the start of an animated film to be projected on the big screen of a new small cinema opened by a French organisation in Jordan’s Zaatari camp.
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Jordan inaugurates the largest solar park to operate in a refugee facility, aiming to improve the lives of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees at the Zaatari desert camp.
Around 50 companies were represented at a one-day job fair in Jordan’s sprawling Zaatari camp as they scouted for candidates to fill some 1,000 job opportunities, compiling lists of applicants by name, age and qualification.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nepal hopes to bring back tourists by reopening earthquake-damaged heritage sites, Syrians in the Zaatari refugee camp will have a tougher time observing Ramadan this year, Zimbabwe is dropping its national currency in favor of the US dollar, and Iran wants to add an additional 100,000 marriages this year through a new state-sponsored matchmaking website.
Earthquake-Damaged Tourist Sites Reopen
Heritage sites in Nepal reopened on Monday in an effort to bring back tourists.
Syrian Refugees Face Bleak Ramadan in Zaatari Camp
A funding shortage is forcing the World Food Program to cut refugee assistance by $10 a person.
National Currency Ceases Being Legal Tender
Residents have until September to exchange their now worthless local currency for US dollars.
Government Plays Matchmaker for Unmarried Youths
Singles can upload their details to a new state-sponsored matchmaking website and will be matched by a board of mediators.
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