Faces of the Syrian war

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Because they are more than just refugees

By Joana Jamil


Maram, 24, is a mother of three small children, including an 18-month-old little girl. She is a fierce woman, with her striking green eyes hinting at tremendous reserves of confidence and charm. Her husband, who is 20 years older, was injured in a mortar attack on their home in Shaa’r, an area located in Aleppo city in Northern Syria, and is now unable to work. Back in Aleppo, Maram spent her days taking care of her kids, cleaning her small apartment, cooking for her husband, and visiting her family members and close friends.

Now as a refugee in the Latakia Sports City Maram is sharing a small tent along the muddy main drag of the camp with her kids, husband, and mother in law. Sleeping on the floor, waiting for the aid boxes that include only some canned food and…

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