Ahmad Hariri, 30, from Dara’a, third from left, said "We chose this project to highlight what is happening in Syria, because many of these sites are under threat or have already been destroyed.” UNHCR/Christopher Herwig
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LONDON: Plastic bags, kebab skewers and discarded wood: Syrian artists living in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp are using any materials they can find in a project to recreate historic sites from home.With simple tools and materials found around the camp, a group of artists from the southwestern Syrian city of Deraa have created models of 11 landmarks they fear might be destroyed or have already been damaged in fighting.Some 4.3 million Syrians have fled the country, and 6.6 million are displaced within Syria.Located some 15 km from the Syrian border, Zaatari hosts more than 79,000 Syrian refugees, according to the United Nations.
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