Thursday 27 November 2014

Focusing in on Refugee Children’s Lives

Children count for a disproportionate number of those affected by the crisis in Syria. To date, more than 40 per cent of all Syrian refugee children have fled to Lebanon; a quarter of whom are under the age of four. For many, their life experiences form a terrible mosaic of instability, poverty, loss and distress.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

My Rights through my Eyes

This November 20th marks 25 years since the world made a set of promises to all children when it adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC acknowledged all children as rights holders and inspired the move towards child advocacy, bringing positive change in the lives of many. Although today’s children are far more likely to survive and prosper than they would have 25 years ago, many are being marginalized and left behind.


Tuesday 18 November 2014

Carrying Bricks instead of School Books: Adib's Story

Adib is a 13 year old boy who had to leave Syria after the war erupted. He joined his parents who work in Lebanon but his family couldn’t afford to send him to school, especially after his father lost his job. Adib had to work as a delivery boy in a supermarket under harsh and exploitative conditions in order to make ends meet.

This film was made by Adib

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Carrying Bricks instead of School Books: Kamal's Story

After an explosion in front of their house in Syria, 13 year old Kareem and his family fled to Lebanon. Kareem could not continue his education because he had to work to help his family.
He worked as a delivery boy in a grocery shop and a café. His family has lost everything as a result of the conflict, but more than anything else, he wants go back to school and dreams of
becoming a civil engineer.

The following film is made by Kamal

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Carrying Bricks instead of School Books: Hassan's Story

14 year old Hassan left Syria nine years ago and moved to Lebanon with his family. When the crisis erupted in Syria, Hassan’s dad lost his job as a construction worker because employers preferred to hire younger and cheaper refugee workers who had come to Lebanon. Hassan’s family couldn’t afford to send him and his brother to school anymore, so he decided to work instead.

The following film was made by Hassan