The Whatsapp Wedding

The Whatsapp Wedding

Kept apart by war, two young Syrians fired up their smartphones and found love against the odds. With no end in sight to the human suffering inflicted by the war in Syria, it can ...

Angelina Jolie Pitt on World Refugee Day 2015

“We are here for a simple reason: This region is at the epicentre of a global crisis. Nearly 60 million people are displaced from their homes. That is one in every 122 people on ...
A Syrian Family Counts its Blessings

A Syrian Family Counts its Blessings

I meet a lot of refugees in the course of my work with UNHCR. Some open right up, cataloguing the hardships of life in exile, sharing concerns about their children’s future and even revealing ...

Lebanon: Little Omar Flies to Finland

“You know how children hit me now? When I start growing up, I can defend myself.” Omar and his sister Majid were born in Syria with a growth-hormone deficiency—the result of a dysfunctional pituitary ...
Pictured at an Exhibition

Pictured at an Exhibition

A picture at an exhibition has helped to change the life of Judy El Khatib, a nine-year-old Syrian girl who had been unable to move her right arm since suffering bad burn injuries four years ago.