Determined to get an education, Syrian teenager Alaa made the most of a gift from a relative to overcome communication barriers and thrive at school in Lebanon.
Samer, 10, spent most of his life cut off from the outside world, until a UNHCR-funded community centre in Lebanon gave him a chance to connect with other kids.
Smiling shyly into a television camera before taking to the stage in front of a packed Cannes Film Festival audience, 13-year-old Syrian refugee Zain Al Rafeaa soaked up the applause of the assembled movie stars, directors and other film industry luminaries.
Leaning his small body across the chipped wooden desk at the center of a green-walled classroom, 12-year-old Abed helps explain a mathematical problem to three other students. Abed is a refugee from Syria, and the students are his Syrian and Lebanese classmates at Al...
Firaz has worked in construction all his life, but dreams of better opportunities for his three young children. “I don’t want them to end up with limited options like me. With an education, I hope they can work in medicine or engineering back home, rather than jobs...
Some 350 schools across the country squeeze two days of lessons into one, providing a vital education lifeline for some 150,000 Syrian refugee children.
In a position traditionally occupied by men, Alya draws on her upbringing to provide leadership and guidance to Syrian refugee community in Lebanon.
Vital cash aid to 200,000 refugee families in the region due to expire from May, as donors gather in Brussels on 24-25 April to address funding needs for Syria.
Life-saving treatment for 97 Syrians living in Lebanon could end unless extra funds are found, with most refugees simply unable to cover the costs.