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Reference : V-P-LB-E-01585
Date : 01/02/2021
Country/Region : LEBANON
Caption : Beqaa governorate, Aarsal refugee camp. Portrait of a 28-year-old Syrian refugee from rural Damas region.
Photographer : FARHAT, Adeeb
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The testimony she delivered to the ICRC as part of the campaign "Syria's Decade of Loss: Syria's Youth after Ten Years of Conflict", explains the upheavals that have impacted her life during the war. Following her husband's disappearance four years after the beginning of the conflict, she left Syria while she was pregnant to join her parents in Aarsal camp. Since then, she never left the camp despite her strong desire to return to Syria: "Our relatives tell us to return, but the situation is getting worse in Syria. There’s a gas crisis, a bread crisis, a diesel crisis and an oil crisis. In those circumstances, it's impossible for me to return." The young woman wanted to continue studying to become a lawyer but the conflict and its impact on her family disrupted her plans. She now runs a beauty parlour doing hair and make-up and selling perfumes and wedding dresses: “It’s fun and makes me feel better. Above all, I have my own income to provide for my own expenses. I no longer have to depend on somebody else,” she says.
Resolution : 4240x2832
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour