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009 Syrian Odyssey
Istanbul, Istanbul
By Mauro Prandelli
31 Mar 2014

Everyday, many refugees come to the center to pick up clothes that the Association and the Mosque have collected for them. Families who flee from Syria usually leave all of their belongings in their homes and arrive in Istanbul with almost nothing.

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002 Syrian Odyssey
Istanbul, Istanbul
By Mauro Prandelli
29 Mar 2014

Refugees come from different social classes. Those who can afford it rent an apartment in Aksaray for 1000Tl ($380) per month and share it with other people. Usually the richer refugees think about escaping to Europe by paying a smuggler, while others decide to stop in Istanbul and invest their money in commercial activities.

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003 Syrian Odyssey
Istanbul, Istanbul
By Mauro Prandelli
29 Mar 2014

After the trip to Istanbul, one of the main problems for Syrian refugees is the language. Some words from the Turkish and Arabic languages are similar, but, due to the nationalism, a dominant characteristic of many Turks, people who speak Arabic are often discriminated.

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004 Syrian Odyssey
Istanbul, Istanbul
By Mauro Prandelli
29 Mar 2014

12 year old Mohammad was found on the streets of Istanbul by the owner of a Syrian restaurant. He and his brother were welcomed by the man, a former computer engineer who escaped the war, and started working as dishwashers in his restaurant. The two boys work 14 hours per day and sleep in a room behind the refrigerator in the kitchen of the restaurant.

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010 Syrian Odyssey
Istanbul, Istanbul
By Mauro Prandelli
29 Mar 2014

Syrian refugees who escape to Istanbul are usually Sunni muslims. Turkey is a predominantly Sunni Muslim country. Politically, Turkey has been traditionally secular. However, the rise of Recip Teyyip Erdogan to power has changed this and Sunni Islam has begun taking a more central role in Turkish social life.

In the beginning, Erdogan helped Syrians in the name of religion and to help generate more votes amongst the Turkish electorate. However, some Syria refugees feel that, while Erdogan is a good muslim man, he does not actually do much to help them.

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The syrian nakba 43
Turkey, Turkey
By adrian
18 Mar 2014

Thaer, 40, Idlib, 1 year, "my own small country"

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A Dying Army, A Dying Clinic, and a D...
Reyhanli
By adrian
17 Mar 2014

In the Turkish border town of Rehyanli, sometimes dubbed the “rebel resort”, the injured and exhausted remnants of the once powerful Free Syrian Army seek medical treatment in a Syrian run clinic that itself is barely surviving.

Established by a defected Syrian Army medic, the clinic hosts both Syrian refugees and fighters injured in the war with a focus on long term rehabilitation. Amongst the patients is a young FSA fighter named Abu Djud. Abu Djud was an archaeology student from Aleppo who took up arms after the uprising began and was injured by shrapnel. He was evacuated to Dr. Rahhal’s clinic and had his leg amputated. He is now passing time in Reyhanli, waiting for his stump to heal and to buy a sports grade prosthetic leg. This story profiles the injured FSA fighters seeking treatment in Dr. Rahhal’s clinic. The stories of the once optimistic and now battered and sidelined young revolutionaries will reflect the withering of the Free Syrian Army in the face of growing radical opposition groups and an emboldened Syrian Army.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
19 Feb 2014

A Syrian kid near her tent in a refugee camp just outside Arsal.

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Arsel
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A Syrian family rents an apartment in the town of Arsal, northern Lebanon.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Nisrine, a Syrian refugee arrives at a camp in Arsel, holding her son Muharrab which means ‘the one who was smuggled'.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A young Syrian boy at a communal tap in a new camp in Wadi Hamid run by the NGO Lebanese for Syrians.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Two young Syrian boys playing in a refugee camp in Wadi Hamid, outside Arsal, Lebanon.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Syrian women making flat bread at a makeshift camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarders of Lebanon and Syria just outside Arsal.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarder of Lebanon and Syria just outside Arsal.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A young Syrian boy chases his friends through the lines of tents in a new camp in Wadi Hamid run by the NGO Lebanese for Syrians.

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Homs, Syria
By Transterra Editor
12 Feb 2014

A United Nations' truck was shot at in Homs.

تعرض سيارة الامم المتحدة لاطلاق نار في حمص

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Balkan migrant route 02
Obrenovac
By Mauro Prandelli
15 Jan 2014

“The first time the immigrants arrived in the village we were surprised and worried. I had never seen such black men in all my life”. The inhabitants of the Serbian countries, where the migrants seek shelter, are surprised to see them. At first suspicious and worried, then they realize that the migrants can be an economic resource for their activities. In Belgrade, not far from Obrenovac, where there is one of the biggest reception camps, the atmosphere is tense also due to the presence of extreme right wing and xenophobic groups which act inside the football supporters teams of the capital.

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Obrenovac
By Mauro Prandelli
15 Jan 2014

“Each day thirty or forty people ask for hospitality” reports the person in charge of the reception center “Hotel Obrenovac”, near the village of Obrenovac at thirty minutes from Belgrado. Here the center director is the only one who can decide the assignment of the hotel rooms to the migrants who have the papers for the asylum request. At the Hoyel Obrenovac the migrants have three meals per day and as it is an open center they can go out and stay in the village. It is reported of occasional conflicts between the migrants and the inhabitants of Obrenovac. The Hotel Obrenovac was damaged only during the flood in May 2014.

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Obrenovac
By Mauro Prandelli
14 Jan 2014

In the reception camp of Senica a woman has just arrived from the hospital after giving birth to a baby. The Syrian couple left the previous month from Aleppo, Syria, to go to Germany; the Syrian family can choose to stop in Serbia and start to apply for the political asylum or continue its journey to Europe.

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Presevo
By Mauro Prandelli
08 Jan 2014

Near the city of Presevo, close to the borders between Serbia and Macedonia, the border police makes controls to stop the human trafficking. The arrested traffickers’ cars are kept in custody at the deposit of the barrack. The traffickers make different parts of the journey : the journey from Macedonia to Serbia is usually made by Albanian groups, while the journey inside Serbia is generally made by Serbian taxi drivers helped by some migrants dislocated near the Serbian reception camps.

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Balkan migrant route 06
Senica
By Mauro Prandelli
05 Jan 2014

M. is a 23 years old Sudanese boy. Together with his wife he arrived in Serbia through the east corridor of the Balkan route. He left Greece and then passed through Albania and Montenegro to arrive to the camp in Senica, Serbia, at few kilometers from the border with Montenegro.

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Balkan migrant route 03
Bogovadja, Belgrade
By Mauro Prandelli
02 Jan 2014

In the wood in Bogovadja the migrants find shelter in old, abandoned houses. A group of Sudanese, escaped from a famine first and from a civil war then, prepare something to eat with makeshift means.

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Bogovadja
By Mauro Prandelli
02 Jan 2014

Migrants who find refuge in the woods organize everyday life . Who procures the wood with makeshift equipment to warm up and who collects money for grocery shopping and prepare at least one hot meal .
Migrants tend to different houses to be occupied by nationality, although often the groups are made up of migrants from different places .

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Bogovadja, Belgrade
By Mauro Prandelli
02 Jan 2014

The migrants who find shelter in the wood organize their daily lives. Some of them get the wood to get warm by makeshift means, others collect money to buy something to eat and prepare at least a hot meal. The migrants of the same nationality tend to occupy the same houses, but sometimes the groups are made of migrants coming from different countries.

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Balkan migrant route 01
Bogovadja
By Mauro Prandelli
01 Jan 2014

The Balkan route is a corridor which passes through Macedonia and Serbia to arrive to the borders of Hungary. Since the situation in Greece has become more difficult due to the economic crisis and the difficult life conditions, the migrants escape from the Hellenic peninsula and try to go through the former Yugoslavia to arrive in Hungary and then try to enter into Europe. After passing the border with Macedonia the migrants seek makeshift shelters in the Serbian woods and in the reception camps spread among the country.

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Bogovadja
By Mauro Prandelli
01 Jan 2014

M. arrived at the wood in Bogovadja during the night. Together with other compatriots he found a shelter in an abandoned house in the wood where he could rest. In the afternoon, with the help of a friend, he wants to leave for Hungary and then reach his family in Germany.

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Bogovadja
By Mauro Prandelli
31 Dec 2013

After staying in Greece for seven years working in various cooperatives in Athens, this Afgan decided to leave for Germany due to continuous persecutions from extreme right wing Greek groups. In Athens he left his fiancée hoping to meet her again in France. “If you see the world from far away, as from where God sees it, or with google maps, for instance, you will not see any border, but the closer you go, the more yellow lines you see. Who made all those lines? Certainly not God, but the human beings”.

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HSVS
Turkey
By adrian
08 Dec 2013

Nassif. 30. Homs. 2 years. 'I feel bare without it'

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The syrian nakba 35
Turkey
By adrian
08 Dec 2013

Abdullah. 17. Aleppo. 1.5 years. "Sanctuary"

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Escaping Syria
Tripoli, Bekaa Valley
By Christina Malkoun
04 Dec 2013

March 6th 2013, one Million refugee officially registered at the centre in Tripoli, Lebanon. A number expected in June 2013. Today it is estimated that double this number have crossed into Lebanon, that's how much the situation is getting worse.
Since the Syrian revolution started in January 2011, families have escaped their home, leaving all their belongings behind, their houses destroyed, terrorised, looking for a safer place to live. In August 2011, the UNHCR launched the Tripoli registration centre, ensuring extension of services to persons under its mandate. 600 to 800 refugees register there every day. 2000 register daily in all of Lebanon. And today there are 7000 daily registrations throughout the region, in the countries of asylum, including Lebanon, Jordan, turkey, Egypt and Iraq.
This project is about portraying the lives of Syrian refugees across Lebanon; their struggles, their strength, their weaknesses, their hope of returning home... one day.
Are their rights as refugees being acknowledged? Being outside of their home country, are Syrian children having access to education? Are Syrian men and women being able to work independently to earn a living? Are Syrian elderly having access to health care?
"Please! Take a picture of me and my children. Let the world see!" said to me a syrian woman during a visit to Halba in Northern Lebanon. Disseminating those life abstracts can only generate and enhance awareness. More people are becoming conscious about the situation and are now more involved in helping the ones in need. Some photos are taken at the UNHCR centre in Tripoli, where men, women, children and elderly refugees gather and wait for their turn to register. They stand in front of the gates sometimes under heavy rains, with no shelter. After registering, they will eventually get the help they need. Other photos were taken in Halba, in tiny apartments where 20 people live under one roof. Some women found each other at the Women Association Centre of Northern Lebanon, and started learning and making accessories to earn a living, while others live off charity contributions. Some more photos were shot at the Beqaa Valley, where Syrian families wander around the streets to find a shelter, holding their babies in their arms, and hiding from the rain. But the generosity of the locals had been tremendous, taking them voluntarily under their roof. They are now refugees. A fate they did not choose.

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Prosthetic Limb Center for Syrians
Reyhanli, Turkey
By Transterra Editor
26 Nov 2013

A prosthetic limb center recently opened just outside Reyhanli, Turkey. The center helps those who have lost limbs in the fighting in Syria. The center manufactures high quality prosthetics on-site, assigns them to the wounded and helps with the rehabilitation process afterwards.

The clinic now produces limbs with a quality that can be compared to European standards, however, none of the staff at the center have a medical background. Some of the staff are previous patients, and have been trained by teams visiting from teams that also visit Pakistan, the UK and elsewhere in Turkey.

The clinic is already treating up to 10 patients a day, but there are thousands more in need. To reach them those in need, there are plans in progress to launch a mobile center that will work from inside Syria next year.

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The Robot That Will Save Syrians from...
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
26 Nov 2013

Working in a nondescript machine shop on the outskirts of Kilis, Turkey, a hacker and an engineer duo are putting the finishing touches on the robotic arms of a largely self-funded robot that will rescue casualties of sniper attacks without putting further lives at risk who try to rescue the victims.

The arms will be attached to a modified armoured bulldozer, and controlled using a sophisticated remote system with a 50 kilometre range. The team have been in discussion with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who have expressed interest in the project and have also been approached by Google Ideas to speak about their work.

With the all important arms now nearing completion, the duo are confident they will be able to get the arms over the Syrian border for final assembly within weeks.

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Daily Life in Tareq Al-Bab Market in ...
Aleppo, Northwestern Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
23 Sep 2013

Thousands of people make their daily life in the city of Aleppo.
The most important markets of the city remain open.
Customers flock to buy despite the bombings on different areas of the city.

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Egypt , Alexandria , police station
By Ahmed Medhat
17 Sep 2013

Refugee women and their children inside the prison in Alexandria. A group of Syrian refugees have been detained in police stations in Egypt after they tried to reach Europe illegally by boat. Four years after the start of Syria’s civil war, Syrian people are still fleeing to neighboring countries looking for a safer and better life for their children.

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Daily Life in Tareq Al-Bab Market in ...
Aleppo, Northwestern Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
15 Sep 2013

Thousands of people make their daily life in the city of Aleppo.
The most important markets of the city remain open.
Customers flock to buy despite the bombings on different areas of the city.

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Daily Life in Tareq Al-Bab Market in ...
Aleppo, Northwestern Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
15 Sep 2013

Thousands of people make their daily life in the city of Aleppo.
The most important markets of the city remain open.
Customers flock to buy despite the bombings on different areas of the city.

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The syrian nakba 33
Turkey
By adrian
14 Aug 2013

Samer, 34, Homs. 1 year 8 months. "My world was there"

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Dear America 7: School Interrupted
Azzaz, Syria
By AnnaThereseDay
01 Jul 2013

Lina started school this year but had to leave when the Assad regime started targeting schools in a neighboring town. Her parents were scared her school could be next, and, when shelling started in their town of Tarafat, their family fled to the border where they’ve been awaiting refugee status for four months. Her parents say they try to keep in touch with their friends from Tarafat but everyone is scattered between border camps, refugee camps, and cheap rentals in Turkey.
“I miss my friends, I miss Hima [a friend], I miss my teacher, and I miss my school,” says the six-year-old.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A doctor attempted to remove a bullet from a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier's back after he arrived at a hospital having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Interrogation of a Policeman by FSA R...
Latakia, Syria
By Idleb Press
08 Apr 2013

A police officer belonging to the Alawite sect that is employed the regime was arrested and apparently tortured by FSA rebels operating in the "kurdish mountains" (Jebel Akrad). The alleged crime he committed was murder in areas that supported the revolutionary factions. The officer confessed to these allegations, as indicated in the video. He mentioned that they were paid 10,000 Syrian Liras for every person that they killed. He said that the initial reason for being mobilized was to quell the civilian demonstrations. In the video he confesses to killing at least 17 people in different regions, saying that this was authorized by Captain Ahmad Abdel Malek.

Transcription:

00 :00-00 :04 S : To oppress demonstrators
00 :05-00 :06 I2 : Come speak now
00 :06-00 :11 We got an order from Ahmad Abdul Malki to oppress the demonstartors
00 :11-00 :13 I1 : And, Where ?
00 :13-00 :16 S : In Menbej in the Arabian Arena
00 :16 – 00 :17 I1 : Why ?
00 :17-00 :19 S : Inorder to opress demonstrators and kill them
00 :20-00 :22 « Inaudible »
00 :22 I2 : How many were you ?
00 : 23 S : Five to six
00 :24-00 :26 : How much did you get paid ?
00 :26-00 :27 : S : We were not paid
00 :27 : I1 : Liar
00 :27-00 :28 : S : We were paid ten
00 :28-00 :29 : I 1 : Ten What ?
00 :29-00 :30 : S : Ten Thousand
00 :30-00 :31 : I 1 : On each one
00 :31 -00 :32 : S :Yes, on every one ten
00 :32-00 :36 : I2 : The day that the demonstration against « inaudible » you went with it you and your fellow soldiers
00 :39-00 :42 : « inaudible »
00 :42-00 :50 : S : There was a demonstration against the citizens (Lijan) Then we went to another demonstration
00 :50 : I1 : Where ?
00 :51-00 :52 : S : Near Al Kabeer mosque
00 :53 : I1 : Where ?
00 :54 : S : Al Kabeer mosque
00 :55 : I1 : Al Kabeer mosque
00 :55-00 :57 : I2 : How many did you kill ?
00 :58 : S : Three I killed alone
00 :59 : I1 : Liar
1 :00 : S : Three
1 :06-1 :10- S : Yes three were killed infront of me the army forces killed as well
1 :10-1 :17 : « Inaudible »
1 :19-1 :22 : I1 : How did Bashar Al Asad benefit you ? How did Bashar Al Asad benefit you ?
1 :22- 1 :24 : S : He didn’t benefit me in any way
1 :24 : I1 : So what ?
1 :24-1 :28 : « inaudible »
1 :30-1 :36 : S : At Al Akeed mosque, there was also approximately six hundred people, I also killed five of them
1 :38-1 :42 : I2 : How many did they become ? Thirteen..
1 :45 : I2 : Other than that
1 :45-1 :50 : « inaudible »
1 :50-1 :53 : S : There is a street named Al Rabita street
1 :53-1 :55 : I1 : Alrabita, Where is this Al Rabita Street ?
1 :56- 1 :57 : S : Minbej
1 :59-2 :00 : I1 : How many did you kill ?
2 :01-2 :03 : S : I killed 4 as well
2 :03-2 :07 : « Inaudible »
2 :08-2 :18: I2 : How many did they become ? They became seventeen. Other than that give us names. Names of security members that came with you. What is the name of your captain ?
2 :19-2 :22 : S : They were three officers
2 :22-2 :25 : « inaudible »
2 :25-2 :31 : S : Abdulwahab Khalaf he was in charge of « inaudible » the center against the opposition. Lieutenant Ali Ahmad he was from Hama, and Sergeant Ahmad El Malki he was the one that ordered us to fire on people