Jo Harrison

Jo is the Communications Adviser for the ActionAid Arab Region Initiative and Palestine. She previously worked in the Gaza Strip as a Media Officer and prior, as a freelance Television Journalist for several major UK based broadcasters.

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Oussama comes from a difficult background. He grew up in Sidi Boujida, in Fes, Morocco; sadly losing his father at the age of just 14. He grew up as an only child living between his mother and...
The UN is soon set to announce the devastating milestone of 4 million registered refugees who have fled from Syria into neighboring countries. This makes this the worst refugee crisis since World War...
The UN is soon set to announce the devastating milestone of 4 million registered refugees who have fled from Syria into neighboring countries. This makes this the worst refugee crisis since World War...
Aesha Abdulrahman Abed Al Humied Abdallah, 46 years old, has been living her entire life as a Palestinian refugee in the city of Zarqa, Jordan's oldest Palestinian refugee camp. Her neighbor in Zarqa...
Assad was born in Zarqa; a Jordanian city which swelled since the late 1940’s with Palestinian refugees. Over the years, poor quality housing replaced the tents where many Palestinians once lived and...
Many Syrian children over the age of 11 had dropped out of school before coming to Lebanon. Due to a difference in curriculum and lessons being taught in different languages, young people find it...
With the goal to raise awareness about social responsibility, ActionAid and partner Finger Print launched a new campaign to educate some 2000 students on their right to live in a clean and healthy...
Ho avuto la possibilità di vivere e lavorare a Gaza per quasi un anno e esattamente un anno fa, preparavo le valigie per trasferirmi in Giordania. E’ abbastanza difficile lasciare i luoghi che amiamo...
Gaza
I was privileged to live and work in Gaza for a little under a year and it was exactly a year ago today that I packed my bags to move to Jordan. It’s hard enough to move out of any place you have...
Mohamed's career as a professional footballer ended when his leg was hit by shra
 Yamen, 32, fled the conflict in Syria with his wife and three Children to Lebanon, a country which now has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world with at one in four...