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Jordan

Fatima: I was afraid to play with other children

An explosion in her home in Syria left Fatima badly injured and traumatised. Now, after UK Aid-funded help she hopes to be a teacher.

Syria

Iman: I had to flee but Syria is still my home

After facing hunger, cold and seeing people killed by bombs all around them, Iman and her daughte...

Syria

Marwa: I wish we could return home

Marwa was forced to leave Syria after sustained bombing in her neighbourhood. Mercy Corps, suppor...

Gaza

Abdullah: I still have a big future ahead of me

Palestinian Abdullah was operated on by British surgeons after being severely injured in a motorb...

Syria

Meet Syria's White Helmets

Before the conflict, they were bakers, gym teachers, pharmacists and students. Today, they are un...

Syria

Roqaya: I didn't think I'd walk again

Roqaya lost both legs when her home in Syria was hit by a bomb. Today, she is mobile again using ...

Lebanon

Mariam: It helps me forget about the war

Syrian refugee Mariam, 12, goes to a UK-aid funded school three days a week where she learns Arab...

Syria

Getting Syrian children into the classroom in Zaatari camp

Innovative UK-aid funded campaign works with the community to get refugee children off the street...

Gaza

Man's home demolished during fighting – twice

After this Gazan man's home was demolished during fighting, it took him five years to build a new...

Lebanon

Preventing deadly disease in farm animals

The UK is supporting an animal vaccination campaign aimed at treating livestock coming across the...

Lebanon

Distributing emergency food at at the Syria-Lebanon border

UK assistance, through the World Food Programme, includes food aid for desperate refugees crossin...

Jordan

A tour of Zaatari refugee camp

A 360-degree look at the huge camp in Jordan that some 120,000 Syrian refugees now call home, whe...

Bangladesh

Sanowara: I feared my baby would not make it

After fleeing persecution at seven-months pregnant, Sanowara gave birth to a healthy child with h...

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