Zaatari refugee camp, JordanShe was 110 years old, I heard, a Syrian refugee with an amazing attitude and sense of humor—and she had just been vaccinated against COVID-19, right inside her residence, a small shelter inside Jordan's Zaatari refugee settlement. When I found her, she was sitting upright, at peace, on top of her bed. Her name was Zahra. A refugee official showed me her ID. They hadn't factored in her most recent birthday: Zahra was 111. Born January 1910. Can you imagine? She's survived all the wars, she's fled the civil conflict in Syria, she's lost her husband, her new life is inside a refugee camp, a pandemic comes, and she's one of the first to get vaccinated?
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