While Trump assures Americans that he will be tough on letting any Syrian refugees into America, more than half a million Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring Jordan. CNN's Christiane Amanpour visits the Zaatari refugee camp outside Mafraq, Jordan, asking the key question about why our hearts have gone cold. Vanity Fair shares her investigation.
More than 80,000 Syrians live in Zaatari, a sizable number of the more than 600,000 Syrians who have poured into Jordan since 2011. Amanpour introduces a topic not discussed about the worst side effects of the Syrian war: the rise of early marriage for girls, victims of poverty-stricken parents who often truly believe their daughters will be safer with a husband.
Amanpour's Vanity Fair article is not fully available online, but she shares her thoughts in this February 2017 piece for CNN.