March 15th, 2021, marked the grim milestone of 10 years of war in Syria.
This brutal conflict has forced an estimated 11 million people to flee their homes, caused more than half a million deaths and injured many more.
These numbers trip off the tongue all too easily but the truth is they aren’t numbers, they are people. Extraordinary people whose lives have been upended and who, despite incredible hardship, are overcoming extreme challenges on the road to recovery.
People like Hassan, a little boy who, following months of hard work and determination, learned to walk again after a devastating injury. There’s Rana, a mother who fled Syria to Jordan, giving birth unassisted in a school along the way, and who now works to support her family. And Dr Nassif, a Syrian pediatrician who stayed in Syria when few other doctors were left, determined to help any way he could.
In observation of this anniversary, we will bring you the stories of these remarkable individuals and many more, as we redouble our commitment to supporting them on their journey.