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Sporting Refuge

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 31 August 2013

Sporting Refuge
As more and more people flee Syria we hear from Prince Ali of Jordan on a football project at the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan aimed at helping rehabilitate those caught up in the conflict. We also hear from Areeg Mahdawi a physiotherapist at the camp with Handicap International who uses sport to help the many injured children she treats each day.

Note Picture: Reem, an 8-year-old girl whose leg was seriously injured in a bombing in Syria, does rehabilitation exercises with a physiotherapist in Zaatari refugee camp, northern Jordan. © G. Dubourthoumieu/Handicap International

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