Beautiful Portraits of Syria's Child Refugees

The suffering which hunts Syria’s people is immeasurable and impossible to grasp. And yet somehow our empathy has immunized to it - this is why, in an effort to humanize those grand numbers of refugees, photographer Muhammed Muheisen traveled to camps in Jordan, aiming to capture the life of the displaced children growing there. These are the portraits.


"I remember the sound of bombings on homes" — Ahmad Zughayar, 6 years old

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"I want to go back to Syria but my father told us that he wants to go to the United States of America" — Mona Emad, 5

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"I just want to go back to our home in Syria" — Khalid Rakan, 10

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"I want to become a doctor to be able to help people" — Mohammed Bandar, 12

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"I want to grow up" — Omar Suliman, 5

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"I remember nothing from Syria" — Mayada Hammid, 8

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"I want to grow up and be educated" — Sajjida al-Hassan, 8

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“I used to go to the school back in Hama. I used to have friends there. Our home was destroyed in the war and we had to flee to Jordan. [Without an education] the best I can become is a driver" — Rakan Raslan, 11

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"I remember our home in Syria and my school there. I just want to go back" — Mariam Aloush, 8

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"I want to become a teacher" — Hiba So'od, 6

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"I dream of going back to Syria to see my friends Raghd, Halima, and Najwa" — Zahra al-Jassim, 10


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