These are the real stories of Syrian refugee families. Please be aware that some of their stories, including the one below, describe incidents of extreme violence.
This research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (IDG) Program and Research Support Fund (RSF) at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Thank you to all the families who welcomed the research team into their homes and hearts. The research team is also grateful to the following individuals and organizations who assisted with the research: Dr. Darren Scott at McMaster University, American University Beirut, Beyond, Dar al Fatwa, Himaya, International Rescue Committee, Kayany Foundation, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF.
Homepage photography © Hannah Abdoh 2017