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A young refugee boy in a camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarder of Lebanon and Syria just outside Arsal.
The Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus has been under siege by Syrian Regime forces for 8 months. Along with the constant shelling, the civilian residents were trapped, left starving inside with no access to food.
Translation of Interviews:
Our situation is awful, what more can I say? We have been eating Indomie soup and birds legs (a type of grass/weeds). We call it donkey legs. Even cows don’t eat it. Since the 8th of Ramadan, we have been eating this. I just got a new grandchild and I can't find milk for her. I want to leave, I don’t want to stay here.
My wife was in a critical condition, no doctors, no hospitals were helping. She has high blood pressure, diabetes, and back problems. She's living with no food, we are living with no food, we don't want donations, we just want them to open the barrier.
We're dying from hunger. We have no vegetables, no bread, nothing. Our kids are dying from hunger and dehydration, and I hope God can get us back to where we were.
The situation is very hard and tragic. We are trying to count the people, so any donation or help that comes in, we organize the situation, and try to help the people with anything we can do.
No food, no water, please God, please.
Kobirhossion is 32 years old, married and with 3 kids.
Originally from Commilla, he has worked and lived here for over 12 years without any family members.
Rokiabezom states she is 30 years old and has been at this camp, away from her husband and one son for 7 years.
Nurruzman, 30 years, is a new employee of this factory and has resided at this camp for only 6 months. He is alone, leaving his wife and 2 sons in his hometown of Jamalpur-Sherpur.
Talif is 21 years old and comes from Jamalpur-Sherpur.
He is married but still has no children. He has resided at this camp for 6 years.
During his hours off he sells goods along the streets, such as sunglasses, for additional income.
Nazma is 25 years old and is married with one daughter.
She resides here at the camp withoutthem, for over 6 years.
Originally from Jamalpur-Sherpur.
With such close and intimate living quarters, child care is a community effort.
This young girl will watch over the younger children as parents are absent during the day and night. (Factories run 24 hours a day.)
Muhammed Abdulla is between the ages of 22-24 and has been in this camp for 18 years.
He’s married with one son and both reside in Jamalpur-Sherpur.
Sofik, 19 years old, returns from the market along the dangerous roads of Bangladesh with fresh cuts of beef for dinner.
He has been here for 2 years, alone. Originally from Jamalpur-Sherpur.
A daughter of garment factory employees, hangs clothes to dry in the last moments of sunshine.
No matter age or gender, everyone takes on house hold responsibilities.
Zorna is approximately 25 years old and stands next to her husband in a camp for garment workers about 100km north of Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka.
She has resided at this particular camp for over 10 years. The couple must live separated, as the men and women’s living quarters are separated to prevent problems.
They have one son that lives with family in their hometown of Jamalpur-Sherpur.
A 10 year old girl holds onto the hand of her brother. The two, along with their parents and two other sisters, have lived at this camp for about 5 years. Hometown is Jamalpur-Sherpur.
Many Bangladeshis can only give an approximate age. This woman aged between 20 and 25, has been away from her husband and son for almost 5 years. From Jamalpur-Sherpur.
A daughter of garment workers spends her time in the worker camp. Since both parents will be working during the day time hours, she will be looked over by the director of the camp but mostly by the other adults and older children living in this camp.
A young garment worker apprehensively states she is 18 years old. She has been at this camp for a couple of years and comes from the city of Rangpur.
She lives alone, separated from her parents, 1 brother and 5 sisters.
âThe first time the immigrants arrived in the village we were surprised and worried. I had never seen such black men in all my lifeâ. The inhabitants of the Serbian countries, where the migrants seek shelter, are surprised to see them. At first suspicious and worried, then they realize that the migrants can be an economic resource for their activities. In Belgrade, not far from Obrenovac, where there is one of the biggest reception camps, the atmosphere is tense also due to the presence of extreme right wing and xenophobic groups which act inside the football supporters teams of the capital.
âEach day thirty or forty people ask for hospitalityâ reports the person in charge of the reception center âHotel Obrenovacâ, near the village of Obrenovac at thirty minutes from Belgrado. Here the center director is the only one who can decide the assignment of the hotel rooms to the migrants who have the papers for the asylum request. At the Hoyel Obrenovac the migrants have three meals per day and as it is an open center they can go out and stay in the village. It is reported of occasional conflicts between the migrants and the inhabitants of Obrenovac. The Hotel Obrenovac was damaged only during the flood in May 2014.
In the reception camp of Senica a woman has just arrived from the hospital after giving birth to a baby. The Syrian couple left the previous month from Aleppo, Syria, to go to Germany; the Syrian family can choose to stop in Serbia and start to apply for the political asylum or continue its journey to Europe.
Near the city of Presevo, close to the borders between Serbia and Macedonia, the border police makes controls to stop the human trafficking. The arrested traffickersâ cars are kept in custody at the deposit of the barrack. The traffickers make different parts of the journey : the journey from Macedonia to Serbia is usually made by Albanian groups, while the journey inside Serbia is generally made by Serbian taxi drivers helped by some migrants dislocated near the Serbian reception camps.
M. is a 23 years old Sudanese boy. Together with his wife he arrived in Serbia through the east corridor of the Balkan route. He left Greece and then passed through Albania and Montenegro to arrive to the camp in Senica, Serbia, at few kilometers from the border with Montenegro.
In the wood in Bogovadja the migrants find shelter in old, abandoned houses. A group of Sudanese, escaped from a famine first and from a civil war then, prepare something to eat with makeshift means.
Migrants who find refuge in the woods organize everyday life . Who procures the wood with makeshift equipment to warm up and who collects money for grocery shopping and prepare at least one hot meal .
Migrants tend to different houses to be occupied by nationality, although often the groups are made up of migrants from different places .
The migrants who find shelter in the wood organize their daily lives. Some of them get the wood to get warm by makeshift means, others collect money to buy something to eat and prepare at least a hot meal. The migrants of the same nationality tend to occupy the same houses, but sometimes the groups are made of migrants coming from different countries.
The Balkan route is a corridor which passes through Macedonia and Serbia to arrive to the borders of Hungary. Since the situation in Greece has become more difficult due to the economic crisis and the difficult life conditions, the migrants escape from the Hellenic peninsula and try to go through the former Yugoslavia to arrive in Hungary and then try to enter into Europe. After passing the border with Macedonia the migrants seek makeshift shelters in the Serbian woods and in the reception camps spread among the country.
M. arrived at the wood in Bogovadja during the night. Together with other compatriots he found a shelter in an abandoned house in the wood where he could rest. In the afternoon, with the help of a friend, he wants to leave for Hungary and then reach his family in Germany.
After staying in Greece for seven years working in various cooperatives in Athens, this Afgan decided to leave for Germany due to continuous persecutions from extreme right wing Greek groups. In Athens he left his fiancÃ©e hoping to meet her again in France. âIf you see the world from far away, as from where God sees it, or with google maps, for instance, you will not see any border, but the closer you go, the more yellow lines you see. Who made all those lines? Certainly not God, but the human beingsâ.
Nassif. 30. Homs. 2 years. 'I feel bare without it'
Abdullah. 17. Aleppo. 1.5 years. "Sanctuary"
A camp of the anti-government protesters in the morning after night snowfall.
A camp of the anti-government protesters at Plac Svobody called Lviv Euromaidan. Place is occupied by local students who are against the government policy on EU access.
The suffering of displaced Syrians is palpable in refugee camps. People lack the basic necessities of life, and their concerns are mounting with the advent of winter.
Destruction of part of Khiam prison
Destroyed building in Khiam prison
Poster of released Lebanese prisoners after withdrawal of Israel from Southern Lebanon
Army vehicle in Khiam prison
Taloozy holds up a photo of his brother who died in clashes in Yaramouk.
Since 2011, the deadly Syrian conflict has claimed the lives of over 100,000 Syrians, while robbing millions more of their dignity and hope as they flee from their homes. Of the millions displaced, more than half are children under the age of 18. As Obama heads to Congress for permission for military intervention, journalist Anna Therese Day shares her ongoing project, â€śDear America: Messages from Syrian Children,â€ť a glimpse into the millions of childrenâ€™s lives interrupted, the child-victims of the Syrian civil war.
The winter hit Syrian refugees harder than ever this year. Heavy rains flooded Syrian IDPs in their own sewage, and the lack of electricity and their tent homes combined to make a harrowing winter. Syrians began cutting down what was once groves of trees from neighboring property in hopes of burning a little wood for heat.
A child stands firm in front of his family’s tent, staring across the sewage lake on his back doorstep.