Almost 12,000 Syrian refugees now call Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan home. And that number is still growing.
World Vision Canada's President and CEO, Michael Messenger is in Jordan visiting Syrian families who've taken refuge at Azraq.
World Vision is hard at work there, helping provide water and sanitation facilities to the entire camp - including toilets.
The organization is also running a school feeding program, providing fortified date bars to children - such as these grade 6 boys - to help compliment their diets. The nutritional supplement contains vital vitamins and minerals.
Messenger met many families, including one family who spent eight months wandering the desert before they were able to make their way across the border to Jordan. Many challenges continue to mark their path even within the camp.
"Beyond immediate needs, we want to make this place a community, so we are constructing soccer fields so kids can express themselves through play, so they can continue to heal grow and learn," says Messenger.
Adding that he is, "Amazed at the courage of Syrian families who have recognized what's most important, and sought for their families security and safety even if it's just at a transitional time."