Like most Palestinian refugee camps, Aida is cramped and overpopulated, with open land nearly nonexistent. The solution: Growing crops on the roof.
Sheren Khalel is a freelance journalist based in Iraq. Khalel has worked throughout the Middle East, focusing on human rights, refugee issues and conflict. @Sherenk.
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