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76 and Now a Refugee
mafraq
By Osie Greenway
13 Aug 2012

Samir's mother 76, fled across the Syrian border at night with her son Samir, wife, and 8 children, on foot. the Free Syrian Army helped them escape after her son Samir was almost shot dead in front of his home. "We did not want to leave our home," she said, "We had to."

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Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon Ex...
tyre, lebanon
By Tanya Abou-Ghazaly
11 Aug 2012

8-year-old Zakiyya (translates from Arabic to "Intelligent") poses for the camera during a show-and-tell session designed for the fifty children at the Syrian refugee camp to open up about their personal stories and struggles. She lives with her mother, father and three brothers. She is one of the lucky few families to still live alongside her father at the camp.

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Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon Ex...
Tyre, Lebanon
By Tanya Abou-Ghazaly
07 Aug 2012

5-year-old Layla holds a poster that was painted by her mother who stands alongside her. Translated from Arabic, it reads "You are my sweetheart, Syria". The poster was made during a painting session during which the NGO "Sawa for Syria" supplied the children and their mothers with blank papers, brushes and paint to create pieces that told the story of their struggle.

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Shiekh Ahmad Abed Al-Wahed's Funeral
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
21 May 2012

On the May 20th, at a checkpoint in Akkar (Northern Lebanon), the Lebanese army killed Sheikh Ahmad Abed Al-Wahed by firing his convoy. Military officials asserted that the Sunni Sheikh was shot because he did not stop at the checkpoint and his bodyguards opened fire on the military.

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Scenes from Syria
Idlib
By Tracey Shelton
18 May 2012

Thousands protest against the Syrian government during a Friday rally in Sarjah, Jabal al-Zawia.
1,049,716 refugees made the journey to Europe to seek asylum from conflict in 2015. The majority came from Syria making a dangerous journey by boat or by land with dreams of a new and safer life.

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Sheikh Oussama Al-Rafei
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
14 May 2012

On the May 13th, the Lebanese authorities arrested a Lebanese Islamist called Chadi Al-Mawlawi, a disciple of Sheikh Oussama Al-Rafii (pictured), accusing him of being part of a terrorist cell. The arrest triggered a sit-in endorsed by different Sunni fundamentalist groups who claimed that Al-Mawlawi was only providing humanitarian aids to the Syrian refugees. In a country divided between pro and anti-Assad supporters, judiciary cases often give way to radical political interpretations.

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Scenes from Syria
Aleppo
By Tracey Shelton
24 Apr 2012

A mother is escorted from the body of her only son at a hospital in Afrin, Aleppo province.
1,049,716 refugees made the journey to Europe to seek asylum from conflict in 2015. The majority came from Syria making a dangerous journey by boat or by land with dreams of a new and safer life.