Zaatari refugee camp in north Jordan is currently home to thousands of displaced Syrians, who have been forced to flee their country. Among them are many hundreds of youngsters, who have already experienced great hardship in the course of their short lives.

In response to their plight, the Jordanian Football Association (JFA) is using the sport in a bid to bring them hope for the future.

JFA President and FIFA Vice-President HRH Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein is the man behind the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP), an independent organisation that aims to improve the quality of football across the continent and which is now taking steps to put its plans into action.

Making a visit to Jordan, FIFA.com’s cameras captured some striking images that reveal just how important football is to Syria’s young generations.