Dispatches from the Field

Za'atari Camp, Jordan

Refugee Photographer Shares Passion Through Teaching

“We can resolve conflict through a picture.” From the time Shawkat took his first steps, he can remember the smell of negatives developing in his father’s photography shop in Dara’a in Syria. He grew up visiting the studio and photography became a passion as his father taught him how to tell stories through pictures.

Alleviating the Impact of Displacement on Children

Over 6 million Iraqis have been displaced due to the conflict with ISIS, forcing millions of families to flee their homes and take refuge in camps in Iraqi Kurdistan and North East Syria. Abdulkarim, a young boy, fled with his family from the conflict in Salahuddin, Iraq and arrived at a refugee camp in North East Syria.