A refugees camp

Nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees, 57% of whom are children, live at the Za’atari camp in the Jordanian desert. The camp is the equivalent of the third biggest city in Jordan.

The UEFA Foundation for Children, in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP), is helping the children and young people of Za’atari through sports activities, in particular football, giving them opportunities to play and remain children in a situation of war.

According to the UNHCR, 17 years is the average length of stay in a refugee camp.