Putting Life on Hold

I asked a recently married woman in the Za’atri camp on how she got married and I got this response:

We wanted to get married and they told us that we have to leave the camp and pay for our own transportation and on top of that to get blood tests which cost 80 JDs. We don’t have money or any source of income so we decided to get married inside the camp; most people are doing the same.

A Sheikh (religious leader) performed the ceremony and gave us a copy of the marriage contract which we will confirm and register when we go back to Syria.

We are not thinking of having children now, neither are most people, because we are not in a situation where we can care for children. Starting a family will come when we are back in Syria.

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