beyond war. beyond the camp: za'atari refugee camp.

 

War. I will never understand war or its' direct consequences. More than 4 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Stigmatized, oppressed, forgotten. I don't know what to make of this trip and the people that I have met here. They have shared their stories of hardships, suffering, and horrors of war. Some, don't have the words to tell their story, but they speak through their tears and silence. They are broken and, even hopeless--but they carry one another on their shoulders. I will say, that even in the bottomless pits of utter despair and brokenness, the strength of the human spirit is resilient and extraordinary.