Editor's Picks 5 November

Collection with 26 media items created by Transterra Editor

05 Nov 2013 16:00

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Stolen Brides: Syrian Refugee Women i...
Al Mafraq, Jordan
By Sharron Ward
29 Mar 2013

An exclusive powerful film exposing the sexual exploitation and abuse of Syrian refugee women who are subjected to "pleasure marriages," rape, kidnapping and sexual harassment in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan.
Duration: 10 minutes
Format: HD 16:9 1080i 1920 x 1080 25 fps, Apple Pro Res HQ 422 PAL
Viewing format: 4:3 low res version

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Refugee With A Television Set
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A man holds a TV, standing in a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley along the border with Syria.

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Azaz Refugee Camp
Azaz, Syria
By LeeHarper
01 Mar 2013

Mohammed has four sons and four daughters. He used to work in Aleppo in a crisp factory, but the factory and his house have been destroyed by the regime. He now lives in a tent with his family of ten. The refugee camp holds approximately 10,000 refugees, with a remaining 2000 waiting to get in. The camp currently cannot cope with the massive influx of people, where disease is rife due to a shortage of international aid.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (12 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The UNHCR has installed a water containers in front of thousands of tents. Through a circulation system the water is pumped directly into the containers. However the system does not always work. Then the refugees have to queue up and wait for fresh water, which is filled in plastic bottles and buckets.

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Refugee Child
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A young male refugee in a camp in the Bekaa Valley, along the Syrian border.

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Sunrises over Zaatari
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
31 Oct 2012

Sunrise in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees now estimates that over 47,000 displaced Syrians live in Zaatari refugee camp. This camp population is included in the total 275,000 estimated to be living in Jordan by the government. But despite the hardships of a desert camp in winter, daily life continues. Marriages, births, children playing and people calling home to check on loved ones still in Syria - this is Zaatari. Oct. 31, 2012.

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School for Syrian Refugees in Turkey ...
Antakya, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
14 Dec 2012

Children wait for minibuses to take them home from the Albashayer School for Syrian Refugee Children. School is free for Syrian children living in Turkey.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A man and woman in front of their family tent at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (2...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A woman hangs laundry at Qah Camp on December 12, 2012, home to 3600 internally displaced people, many living in camps near the Turkish border. Most want to get into Turkey but have been denied. Turkey is currently constructing two new refugee camps but its struggling to keep up with demand. They have reported that the number of Syrians has exceeded 137,000.

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Antakya, Turkey
By ili21
01 Feb 2012

Antakya, Turkey: January 23, 2012
Al-Rihaniyya, a Syrian refugee camp located in the Turkish town of Antakya near the Syrian border. The camp suffers from constant power cuts due to the snow, which also damaged many tents. About 1500 Syrian refugees live in the camp. An estimated total of 15 000 Syrian refugees has been absorbed by Turkey since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in 2011.
Photo taken on January 23, 2012

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: A break In The ...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
08 Nov 2012

For women in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, cooking in a kitchen has been a way to restore a small sense of normalcy to their lives. Though they must sometimes wait in line to cook their food, preparing food together gives the women a chance to talk, take a break from their mundane life inside and outside the tent, or even smoke a cigarette in privacy. November 8, 2012.

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School for Syrian Refugees in Turkey ...
Antakya, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
14 Dec 2012

Nureddin, 11, left, who arrived with his mother to Antakya after his father was killed 15 days ago in Syria, registers for the Albashayer School for Syrian Refugee Children, which is free for Syrian children living in Turkey.

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Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Apr 2012

Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Thousands of Syrians have been crossing into the Bekaa Valley situated along the border with Syria. We managed to reach some families in hiding in villages of Saad Neyil and Arsel.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (10 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The UNHCR has installed a water containers in front of thousands of tents. Through a clever circulation system the water is pumped directly into the containers. However the system istn’t always working. Then the refugees have to queue up and wait for fresh water, which is filled in plastic bottles and buckets.

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Syrian Refugee Family
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A Syrian family poses in the half-built apartment in which they are forced to reside.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (7 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The eight year old Samir lives with his parents and two brothers and sisters in the camp. His family fled from Damascus after they witnessed how neighbours were tortured.

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Syrian refugees flock to aid truck in...
Zaatari, Mafraq Governate, Jordan
By Mat Wolf
15 Aug 2012

Crowds flock to a food distribution truck in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. August 2012.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp: Outside Baths (...
Mafraq, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
31 Oct 2012

There are shower stalls and basins set up in the WASH stations coordinated by Unicef throughout the camp, but according to this Syrian mother pictured, sometimes it is easier for women to wash their small children outside their tents in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp with UNHCR-issued buckets. October 31, 2012.

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Syrian Refugees come under fire as th...
Kilis, Turkey
By info
11 Apr 2012

Kilis-Turkey | April 11, 2012

Hasan Yetmez

Four Syrian refugees from the Oncupinar Refugee Camp, close to the Syrian border, attempted to cross through fields reportedly containing landmines in order to reach Syria. They reported that Syrian Army snipers fired at them from the Es Selamet Minaret on the border. The refugees returned and asked for assistance from Turkish journalists.

They told the journalists that they had not been able to speak with their family for five months, and that they had decided to return home to fight for freedom because they feared for their families at home in Syria. The journalists tried to convince them to return to the Refugee camp, but they insisted on finding a way home.

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Antakya, Turkey
By ili21
01 Feb 2012

Antakya, Turkey: January 23, 2012
Al-Rihaniyya, a Syrian refugee camp located in the Turkish town of Antakya near the Syrian border. The camp suffers from constant power cuts due to the snow, which also damaged many tents. About 1500 Syrian refugees live in the camp. An estimated total of 15 000 Syrian refugees has been absorbed by Turkey since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in 2011.
PICTURED: Daily life in the camp
Photo taken on January 23, 2012

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Raising the Free Syrian Flag
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
28 Oct 2012

Refugees are raising the free Syrian flag like this one outside of Abu Hamed's families tent where ever they can in the Zaatari camp. This flag was the cause of many violent protests when the Jordanian security forces tried to take it down, claiming it was not allowed in the camp. They have become more lenient towards the symbol of a free Syria and more refugees are raising the flag on their streets and painting their tents with the symbol of hope for their future. Oct. 27, 2012.

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Zaatari Sleeps
Mafraq, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
01 Apr 2013

Samir's family gets settled in for another night in the Zaatari Refugee camp after dinner. The family is on their 5th month inside the camp and since then three of Samir's children have been married and more of their family has arrived from war torn Syria. The gas heaters are prized inside the camp but have also become hazardous and have burnt down rows of tents at night claiming young lives and destroying valuable possessions.

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Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Apr 2012

Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Thousands of Syrians have been crossing into the Bekaa Valley situated along the border with Syria. We managed to reach some families in hiding in villages of Saad Neyil and Arsel.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (17 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Boys are fooling around between the tents of the camp Domeez. Besides school there are barely no other avocations for children

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Médecins Sans Frontières
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
01 Oct 2013

Six year old Syrian girl is comforted by the hand of her father after being burned by a Syrian tank round that hit the house where her family was hiding in Homs. Her and her family were smuggled to the Jordanian border by the Free Syrian Army where she is now receiving reconstructive care from the MSF Hospital in Amman.

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A Syrian born in Jordan
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
25 Nov 2012

On November 25, a healthy baby girl named Rasmeen was brought into the world with the help of a doctor and nurses at Akilah Hospital in Amman, Jordan. Rasmeen’s mother Hanadi, 25, slept on a hospital bed enclosed by curtains after her delivery while her new daughter was brought into a room of tiny, crying newborns. The infant’s father, Ibrahim Al Olga, 31, knocked on the glass window of the nursery separating him and his new child and asked a nurse to show him his daughter.

Though Ibrahim and Hanadi have two other young boys, the birth marked a new experience for them. Rasmeen is their first child born outside their home country of Syria.