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Jobs for Syrian Refugees

Most refugees do not have the right to work. In Jordan they’re running an experiment to find out what happens when they’re given that right.

Most refugees do not have the right to work. In Jordan they are running an experiment to find out what happens when they are given that right. They are handing out work permits to thousands of Syrian refugees in the hope of improving their lives and the health of the economy. Academics say it is better for everyone, but in the local area – where unemployment is nearly 20% - they are not convinced. Mukul Devichand reports.

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(Photo: Syrian refugees make their way in the Zaatari refugee camp. Credit: Khalil Mazraawi/Getty Images)

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