Foreign Policy Magazine

A Refugee Without a River

One woman’s journey to resettlement is still on hold.

AMMAN, JORDAN—Tagreed Daftar’s thick black hair falls past her shoulders, stark against her bright floral blouse. She is fidgety in the crisply lit conference room at the CARE relief agency’s east Amman center, where refugees come for counseling, therapy workshops, and financial assistance.

It’s a controlled setting, in which journalists on trips organized by CARE are taken on tours and given the chance to interview some of the refugees they assist with a provided translator, central air to ward off the searing heat, and bottled water.

In many ways, Daftar’s story departs

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