Category Archives: Syrian Refugees

Thanks to our Partner, Mehmet Zeki Çulcu and Reha Prosthetics and Orthotics in Istanbul

Mehmet Zeki Çulcu, founder of Reha Protez & Ortez / Prosthetics and Orthotics Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Mehmet Zeki Çulcu, founder of Reha Protez & Ortez / Prosthetics and Orthotics Center, Istanbul, Turkey

We want to thank REHA Protez & Ortez / Prosthetics and Orthotics Centre of Istanbul, Turkey and its founder, Mehmet Zeki Çulcu, for their partnership in our efforts to help injured Syrian children get access to prosthetic limbs. reha

Quick Facts: What You Need to Know About the Syrian Refugee Crisis

refMercyCorps has put together an excellent overview of the key facts about the Syrian refugee crisis.
A must read!

The Story of Zeinab: A Child Seeks Refuge from War

Sumaya Agha of MercyCorps zen shares the story of Zeinab Al Farhaan, “a bright, wide-eyed girl I met for the first time a month ago at Dream Land, a Mercy Corps playground inside Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp. The 13-year-old arrived two months ago with her mother, six siblings, aunt and five cousins. They finally decided to leave Syria after bombings in their home city of Dara’a hit as close as their neighbor’s house…”

Read the story now.

What Makes Syrian Kids Happy?

happy kid“Every child deals with the conflict in his or her own way. But when it came to this question, I kept hearing the same things: family, playing, toys, and most of all, school. The majority of Syrian refugee children are not able to attend school…”

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Exit Syria – Diaries from Zaatari

zaatari2An Australian documentary follows the daily lives of some of the Syrian refugees now living in a sprawling Za’atari refugee camp on the Jordanian border. Here’s how they describe it:

It’s been described as one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time, the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. Since erupting two and a half years ago, the war in Syria has claimed some 100,000 lives and caused an exodus to a scale not seen in decades. So far, millions of Syrians have been displaced and poured into neighbouring countries to live in makeshift camps under extremely harsh conditions. Za’atari is such a place. Rough, dusty, barren, the refugee camp, located on the border of Syria and Jordan is fast growing into a metropolis and now accommodates around 120,000 people. For the families struggling to survive the conditions of the desert camp – what is daily life like for them? This diary takes you right inside the refugee camp. Over the next four weeks, our crew will immerse themselves in Za’atari, giving you unprecedented insight into the lives of three refugees who agreed to share their stories – stories of resourcefulness, ingenuity and resilience in the most extraordinary circumstances.

See Exit Syria – Diaries from Zaatari.

Photo Gallery from the Zaatari Refugee Camp

zaatariReporter/photographer Will Wintercross has an excellent photo gallery of pictures from the Za’atari refugee camp, which houses thousands of refugees from Syria.

View the gallery here.