South Asian migrant workers and Egyptian workers constitute the majority of migrant workers in Jordan. Migrant workers in different sectors face similar struggles, including difficult living situations, home sickness, long working hours and low wages. They turn to each other to find solidarity, forming communities that stick together in times of need and joy, and relating to each other different yet similar stories.
These photos on Egyptian farmers in Jordan are the second part of a project by photographer Nadia Bseiso to document the lives of migrant workers in Jordan.
Ein el Basha – Jordan, Mahmoud 20, came to Jordan to save money to get married. Just one day before this picture was taken, he cut his hand while harvesting cauliflower. Despite his injury, he continued working the next day so as not to be replaced by another worker.
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