Syria: Drawing an Uncertain Future
SYRIAN REFUGEE PARTICIPANTS
a collaboration with The American University of Paris
Student and faculty training workshops
Syrian refugee workshops - Faces deliberately not shown to protect the participants.
to document the stories of Syrian Refugees
WORKSHOP PHOTO GALLERY
"I am so excited to be working on this project. Writing stories could not be an easy task; but it is an interesting one because I am learning new things about life, France, Syria, and Arab refugees, who escape the war to breathe. I can find my self and my personal story in between their stories lines. No words can explain how this project touches me personally. And, I am sure the exhibition will be amazing." Narmin
Refugees of the Syrian Civil War or Syrian refugees are citizens and permanent residents of the Syrian Arab Republic, who have fled from their country since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011 and have sought asylum in other countries. Now, in the sixth year of war, 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance within the country. Among those escaping the conflict, the majority have sought refuge in neighboring countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 4.8 million have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, and 6.6 million are internally displaced within Syria. Meanwhile about one million have requested asylum to Europe. In the past year, migration and refugee movements in the Mediterranean countries have gained unprecedented momentum, while the situation along migratory routes to Europe, and within Europe itself, have become even more dangerous.