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Issue No. 2483

In My Life: The Boy On The Bicycle

In this programme Ahmed, a 16 year old Syrian, takes us on an unprecedented guided tour—through one of the biggest refugee camps in the world.

When the Syrian civil war began in 2012 his middle class family was forced to abandon their affluent lives.

With thousands of others, they flee across the border to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

Ahmed has lived in Zaatari for three years alongside 80,000 other refugees.

They’re forced to make do in harsh conditions and can’t leave the camp without permission. As Ahmed cycles around the five mile square camp he introduces us to some of the children who live there.

It shows the reality of life in a refugee camp from the unique point of view of a teenager.

Tuesday 8 December
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Tue 8 Dec 2015, 17:19 GMT
Issue No. 2483
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