Galleries: Syrian Refugees, Jordan. 2013: jordanHI_6

Sawsan, 40, recently arrived at the camp. A few months before, she had gone outside to get her children when a protest started in her street. Firing began and she was shot in the leg. After several months of treatment her leg was amputated. When she returned home the fighting had become more intense in the neighbourhood and she was finally forced to flee when her home was damaged.She now finds herself living in a tent, an above-knee amputee, a widow, and with ten children to support.

Sawsan, 40, recently arrived at the camp. A few months before, she had gone outside to get her children when a protest started in her street. Firing began and she was shot in the leg. After several months of treatment her leg was amputated. When she returned home the fighting had become more intense in the neighbourhood and she was finally forced to flee when her home was damaged. 

She now finds herself living in a tent, an above-knee amputee, a widow, and with ten children to support.