My name is Marwa

If you have a moment, Marwa’s story is worth reading. Amazing spirit and fight. She shares of her life in the Gaza Camp and how she now helps others and works to create more opportunities for women. So heartwarming.

Reframing Life

My name is Marwa and I am a resident of Gaza Camp. The inhabitants of Gaza Camp aren’t legally recognized by any country, we are more like visible ghosts. We don’t have a Palestinian passport, we only have a 2-year temporary Jordanian passports especially for people from Gaza. So in the eyes of the law we’re neither Palestinians nor Jordanians, we belong to no country. The refugees in Gaza camp escaped war in 1967 on foot all the way from Gaza until they arrived in Jordan, and were given 750 square meters- less than a kilometer of space — in northern Jordan. It was intended to be temporary, but now many generations have been born there and nearly 45. 000 inhabit the camp. The camp is overcrowded and bursting at its seams, but restrictive government policies have made escape nearly impossible.

Gaza Camp, Jarash, Jordan

Gaza Camp residents are not…

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. gr8ful_collette says:

    Truly inspiring read. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for reading, Collette. People really are amazing!

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  2. Anita says:

    Gripping reading where no one can be left untouched.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it, Anita. It touched my heart.

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  3. mitchteemley says:

    Already read this on her site and plan, like you, to reblog it, Lisa. Such a powerful story of courage.

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  4. Naomi says:

    It’s very sad that women like Marwa have to live their lives like this.

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    1. Yes, but so inspiring to hear how she rises above the situation.


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