A Life on Hold

Hany had everything to look forward to. Then the war in Syria
came to his doorstep.

Leaving university early has been harder on Hany than fleeing his home.
© UNHCR/Marc Hofer

Hany was a gifted young poet, rapper and student in Homs, Syria. But when the war broke out, his family fled the violence and sought refuge in Lebanon.

Greece. Refugees and migrants arrive in Lesvos.

A Life on Hold

Now 20, Hany spends his days watching the clock, far from his friends and uncertain about what his future holds. In this video, he reflects on his experience as a refugee and sends an important message to the world.