To most Somali refugees living in Damascus, Boyo is a well-known person, always ready to listen to their problems and needs with a warm welcome.
“For many years, my dream was to have my own apiary to raise bees.”
Despite living in displacement for almost two decades and with many barriers during the Syrian crisis, Iraqi refugee Ahmed graduated with a master’s degree in international refugee law.
“My dream is to be a doctor and help people”; UNHCR and partner rehabilitate one of the oldest schools in Aleppo
Hamza is in 6th grade and very excited to go to school. “This is the most beautiful school I’ve ever seen. I love everything – the classrooms, the windows, the playground, the board and everything”, says.
Mizken, an 11-year-old girl from Rajo, in Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria, was displaced with her family to Tal Refaat from over a year ago. With the support of UNHCR and partners, she can enjoy her childhood in a safe place.
Samiah, is a 16-year old girl, originally from Bokamal, Deir- Ez-Zor. When she was 11 years old, her life turned upside down as ISIS took control over Bokamal. She lived with her family for five years in extremely difficult conditions and many of her relatives passed...
Anas is one of 1.75 million boys and girls that dropped out of school to support their families, millions of young Syrians lost their youth and years of education. Anas, originally from rural Aleppo, was displaced 6 years ago when fighting broke out in his village. He...
They travel long distances to reach the most vulnerable, they are the first on the ground to assess and intervene in the situation, they are from the community and serve the community – they are the mobile team. “We are all affected by this crisis and I...
Behind the huge numbers are real families, like Hussein, Fatima and their eight children.
The story of Ahmad, the 12-year-old child, who escaped forced recruitment is an example of the horrific reality of the use of Child Soldiers in armed conflicts.
One would wonder what motivates a refugee living in war-torn Syria to do voluntary work, but the passion in their eyes and the determination they radiate answer the question.
“The seniors are our blessing” An open day celebration dedicated to honour the senior members of the refugee community.