Tuesday 6 June 2017

When donors think outside the box

Violet is a Syrian organization, which started out in 2011 through a network of young volunteers who felt they had to do something for their communities which were suffering as a result of the conflict in Syria. They started out by providing essential aid to families affected by the conflict on a small scale, and have now grown into an organization working to provide humanitarian aid, implementing projects in six provinces in Syria, as the conflict rages on, now in its seventh year. 

Monday 21 March 2016

What does it mean to have been born in Syria five years ago?

Julia was born when the war erupted in Syria, the very first few years of her life were in a town under siege, her father was detained for three years right after her birth, then when he was released they fled to Turkey to start their journey as refugees.

Monday 7 December 2015

“My dream is that children will be safe, that they can learn without death chasing them.”

Save the Children Syria’s Education Programme Manager, Muhamad Manaa describes the moment he found out that two children from a school supported by Save the Children had been killed in an airstrike.

Monday 7 December 2015

“I am the man of the house now and they are relying on me.”

At 12 years old Omar* suddenly found himself responsible for his family and working to support his mother and younger brother after his father was killed in the conflict.

Monday 7 December 2015

“We ran downstairs and “Boom” we heard a big explosion”

Rami*, 9, was forced to flee his home in northern Syria over a year ago because of the intense fighting. Not long after the family left, their home was hit by two missiles that destroyed part of his house and his beloved blue bike.