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In Syria, Abdel al Razaq had been a farmer. He owned two hectares of land in the south of the Deraa border region. A year and a half ago, he fled Syria after bombs fell on his house and land. One of his daughters was killed in this incident and the other lost both her legs. Now, april 2014 Abdel lives with his family and 80,000 other refugees at Al Za’atari in Jordan, the biggest refugee camp in the Middle East. Abdel has created an improvised vegetable garden next to his tent. Although the soil is unsuitable for agriculture, he does his best. He grows coriander, onions and parsley. For Abdel, seeing plants grow in the desert is a welcome distraction and a consolation in the hard realities of the camp.