Slimmer Pickings for Trash Workers in Jordan

Trash workers in Jordan.

The truck of a man who makes living reselling scrap materials scavenged from dumpsters.

Few professions are more grueling, dangerous and revealing than digging through trash. As work that is completely dependent upon the refuse of others, it is a window, of sorts, into a country’s economic soul.

In Karl Morand and I recently filed a report with Free Speech Radio News about how the country’s economic downturn has affected its most impoverished. Dubbed Jordan’s invisible recyclers by one activist, these men feel the stress of a depressed economy and refugee crisis in a unique way. Listen to our story and check out our a photo essay here.

 

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