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Kobane Drone Footage Highlights (Trai...
Kobane
By Joe Lukawski
04 Oct 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone footage showing reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish city of Kobane, on the Syrian border with Turkey. Workers and machinery remove debris in the areas that were destroyed during intense fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants. In the outskirts of the city, refugee camps were set up for people who fled Raqqa, the capital of the so called Islamic State.

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Life in the Largest Syrian Refugee Ca...
Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
30 Mar 2015

March 30, 2015

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan



Syrian refugees fled their country and arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan looking for assistance and a safe place to settle after the heavy clashes between the YPG and Al-Nusra front that took place in Rojava. The Kawrgosk refugee camp is currently the largest in Iraq but many of the refugees prefer to live on the outskirts of the city of Erbil. Iraq has recorded a total of 19, 844 Syrian refugees in the camps and aid is distributed to them by the UN, NGOs, and local and national bodies.

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Not even the basic.
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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Laundry in a refugee camp
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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Proud to be kurdish
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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Refugees living among fences. Camp in...
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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Refugee camps in Suruç
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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manifestations about turkish governme...
Kobanî, Syria
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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Kurdist party representatives complai...
Kobanî, Syria
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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Surviving in the camps
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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basic needs in the camps
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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kurdish girl in a camp
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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Kurdish children in the camps
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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woman, refugee camp. Surç
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
29 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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US bomber
Yumurtalık Köyü Yolu, Yumurtalık/Şanlıurfa,Turkey
By Felipe Passolas
27 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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US bomber B2
Yumurtalık Köyü Yolu, Yumurtalık/Şanlıurfa,Turkey
By Felipe Passolas
24 Nov 2014

Suruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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kurdish women crying for relatives in...
Gaziantep
By Felipe Passolas
22 Nov 2014

Women crying in the Suruç hospital for the relatives that pass away waiting to cross the border. Bleeding till deathSuruç, Turkish border. Kobane. Syrian war. Refugees and soldiers. ISIS

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The Second Crisis: The impact of the ...
Mafra, Jordan
By Richard Nield
09 Apr 2014

This short film reveals the untold story of the devastating impact that the Syrian refugee crisis is having on the most vulnerable people in Jordan.

It tells the story of the world’s worst refugee crisis from a unique perspective: that of the local Jordanians whose lives have been thrown into poverty and chaos by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees into their towns and cities.

By the end of 2013, more than 600,000 Syrian refugees had arrived in Jordan, a country of just 6.5 million.

Their towns overwhelmed with refugees, many Jordanians can no longer afford to support their families, and face eviction from their homes. Water and electricity are becoming increasingly scarce.

In moving interviews with impoverished local people in the towns of Mafraq and Ramtha, I was told how rents are tripling, people face eviction from their homes, and tension and violence are growing.

With Syrians arriving in Jordan every day, the situation is rapidly deteriorating. If the rate of arrivals continues, by the end of the year, there will be one Syrian refugee for every family in Jordan.

This short film is the basis for a 20-30 minute documentary that is currently in post-production. This documentary is independently produced and I am looking for broadcast outlets for this piece.

If you are interested in purchasing either the short film or the documentary, please get in touch.

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Notes from Syrians On The Ground 19: ...
Azzaz, Syria
By AnnaThereseDay
01 Jul 2013

Several border crossings with Turkey have been taken by the Syrian rebels, including this crossing to Kilis, Turkey. The Syrian rebels have their own passport stamp, flag, and redecorated the border as “Free Syria.”

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Stuck Between A War & The Turkish Bor...
Azaz, Syria
By Ben Taub
03 Apr 2013

Transit Camp, A’zaz, SYRIA

“My wife will die if she doesn’t have heart surgery in three or four days,” Asad Hoammed lamented as he prepared tea in his UN refugee tent. But getting the operation first requires getting her out of war-torn Syria and into a Turkish hospital that would somehow be willing to treat her for free.

It’s been more than a month since Mr. Hoammed and his wife left their hometown of Tall Rifat seeking Turkish medical care, but having no money to begin a new life outside Syria has made the crossing impossible. Instead, they ended up in a refugee transit camp on the northern border with roughly 13,000 other Syrians waiting either to get into Turkey or for the war to end so they can go home and rebuild.

Most fled intense violence and shelling in and around Aleppo.

The tea was still too hot to drink, so Mr. Hoammed lit a cigarette. He took a slow drag as Syrian regime fighter jets bombed rebels laying siege to a military airport a few miles away. The distant thundering rattled none and inspired a few prayers for those likely killed, but the proximity posed no risk. Those few miles make a serious difference, as the transit camp is situated at the edge of the Turkish border. Any approaching jet would risk obliteration by Turkish air defenses.

Still, the transit camp isn’t a safe place to live. “One person is sick in every tent,” insisted the men gathered on Mr. Hoammed’s tarp floor. They blamed it on dirty drinking water.

Dr. Al-Nasr, who works for a group called “Medical Relief for Syria,” acknowledged the spread of disease is a dire situation but disputed that refugees’ drinking water is tainted in any way. “It’s a problem with sanitation, how to dispose of the bathing water and used toilet water,” he said. “There are lakes of waste in some areas.”

Most of the camp’s water and insect-linked health issues, such as diarrhea and scabies, are treatable. But when addressing complex civilian health emergencies, there’s simply no good option in northern Syria.

According to Dr. Al-Nasr, Turkish authorities will grant access and free hospital care if failure to perform a major operation would have urgent and imminent consequences. But how imminent is imminent? Mr. Hoammed thinks his wife has just a few days left to live, and that any action now may be too little, too late.

He paused for a moment, then reached for a plastic bag hanging from the tent wall from which he produced a coin-purse full of pills and a small Chinese charm sent by a business contact in Beijing two years ago. That was when his wife first fell ill. “This charm is to protect her health,” wrote the Chinese businessman.

At that time, Mr. Hoammed worked in a weapons manufacturing facility for the Syrian government. Soon after the war began, he defected and returned home to Tall Rifat. His two sons picked up arms a few months later, Abdel with the Free Syrian Army and Hamoud with Jabhat al-Nusra, the well-trained Islamist faction that also hopes to take down the Syrian regime.

Mr. Hoammed hasn’t seen his sons since he and his ill wife arrived at the transit camp in late February. Tonight he intends to plead his case and seek free crossing and heart surgery for the woman he has lived with and loved through war and peace.

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Syria's Children And Syria
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

Children pose for a photo at a Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa Vallery. The Syrian border is in the background.

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Getting Prepared
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

Women and children prepare for a photo at a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

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Roadside Refugee Camp
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

Many of the camps are along the main roads bordering Syria.

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New Home
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A refugee child stands looking into the distance with the shadow of a house on the wall behind him.

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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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Refugee Children
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A group of young male refugees in a camp in the Bekaa Valley along the border with Syria.

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Bathroom Facilities
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

In this camp UNICEF has provided basic bathroom facilities in order to improve sanitation.

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Refugee Children
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

Syrian refugee children wave from the camps in the Bekaa Valley near the Syrian border.

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Refugee Children
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

A young Refugee child looks out from the doorway of his makeshift home across flooded land in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, along the border with Syria.

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Contaminated Water
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

Drainage ditches fill up with rubbish, causing problems with sanitation at a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley, along the border with Syria.

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Refugee Children
Dalhamiye, Lebanon
By Docphot
13 Feb 2013

Refugee Children standing in front of the Lebanese - Syrian Border.