• Like Asif, the main character in this month’s book, many families fearing for their lives have taken the difficult decision to leave their homes in Syria in search of safety.
  • While safer, their new life in a refugee camp is often very tough. It is common for children to go work to support their families. As Bassam* told us "I was very happy in Syria. I used to go to school; then, come back. After that, I would go home write and study; then, play with my friends outside. Since I have come here, I haven’t had any fun. I have to help provide for the family, for my brothers and sisters."
  • Inspired by the stories shared by Syrian child refugees we’ve met in camps in Lebanon, this month’s book, Asif and the Songbird, explores the experiences of children forced to leave behind their homes and friends to find safety in new places.