Young Syrians: drawings by child refugees – in pictures


Rahaf Hasan, 10, holds a drawing of her home in Syria. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Syria’s conflict has left hundreds of thousands dead, pushed millions more into exile, and had a profound effect on children who lost their homes or were caught up in the bloodletting. The drawings of young refugees living in Turkey show their memories of home and hopes for its future. The pictures also point to the mental scars borne by 2.3 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey, more than half of them children.


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Ali Ristmo, seven, shows a drawing depicting a mosque during a lesson with his classmates, in Yayladagi. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters


Rahaf Kahya, 13, holds paper with writing in Arabic that reads: ‘There is no god only Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Free Syria’. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

To see further pictures, click here. (Original posted in Guardian.)