Category Archives: Syrian Refugees

The Faces of the Smallest Survivors, Syrian Children

Around 3 million Syrian children have been displaced by war. They’ve had to suffer through their houses being bombed, not being able to attend school because of war, being separated from or losing family members, and having to leave Syria. Children as young as 2 and up to 14 share their aspirations, desires, hopes, and stories about what they’ve experienced.

 See the photos and article from NBC here.

 

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 6.59.05 PM

 

Syrian Refugee Mohammed Talks About Losing His Mother, Grandmother, Little Brother and His Legs

Please help the children of Syria by sharing this video of young Mohammed, who lost his mother, grandmother, little brother, and both his legs, and is now a refugee in Istanbul. Palmyra Relief is helping him get prosthetic legs and rehabilitative care.

Hard-Hitting Video Shows What Syrian Children Are Enduring


The charity Save the Children has produced a compelling video public service announcement, which brief snippets of a young girl’s life, going from a happy, safe childhood, to living as a refugee amidst war. Interestingly, the child depicted – and the location – is the UK — to bring home how children living ordinary lives in Syria have been thrust into what would before have been a completely unthinkable nightmare.

Read more about the video now.

No One Cares: The Tragic Truth of the 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children

refugee-childrenAn excellent piece in the UK’s Independent, chronicles British photojournalist Ed Thompson’s trips to refugee camps housing many of Syria’s children.

Read the story, and see his compelling photo gallery, at the Independent’s site.

More Than 20,000 Syrians Fled to Turkey in Early 2014

unhcrAccording to the United Nations Refugee Agency, more than 20,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Turkey since the start of the year in the biggest influx since early 2013. In recent days, more than 500 people have been arriving each day at the official crossing points, with some days the influx reaching as many as 1,000 to 2,000 Syrians.

Read more at the UNHCR site.

Scenes From Zaatari Refugee Camp – 14 Dec 2013

These are new photos from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which houses hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.  The bad weather in the region has been making a terrible situation even more difficult.

collage