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Ali lives in Souf Camp, one of six emergency camps built for the over 1.8 Palestinian refugees that have arrived in Jordan since 1948.

Every day, Ali works at a falafel restaurant frying chickpea patties, making sandwiches and cleaning up. He works for six hours a day during the school year and for 12 during his summer break. While Ali works, he can see his friends kicking a soccer ball on the dusty streets and laughing. Although he longs to join them, Ali knows that he must work to help his family make ends meet since his father is unemployed as a result of severe back and eyesight problems.

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