NJPPA Understanding - Matt Rainey/Star Ledger
An Uncertain Future
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Three young girls walk to school in the Baqaa Palestinian Refugee Camp near Amman, Jordan. The camp contains approx. 150,000 refugees and is the largest of the 19 official refugee camps in the Middle East and the largest of the 9 in Jordan. Amman has over 1 million residents and the country of over 5 million which contains over 50% of its population stemming from Palestinian roots. Jordan has been placed in a difficult position by US Foreign policy in that it is geographically located between Israel and Iraq and has to cope with the Israeli/Palisitinian issue and the possible US led war on Iraq.

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