This week I visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, as part of an Oxfam delegation. Zaatari was first opened on 28th July 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence of the ongoing war and the camp is now home to over 80,000 people.
I am pictured here with Khalid. Khalid is disabled and cares for his young children. The family were due to be resettled in the USA. However, due to President Trump’s travel ban, the family remain living in the camp.
What stood out when talking to people in Zaatari was that, overwhelmingly, refugees wish that the conflict would end and they could return to their lives in Syria. I have invited the Home Secretary and Secretary of State for International Development to meet with me to discuss this.