Brian Sokol / UNHCR

Unisclosed Location, Lebanon

Abdul (name changed to protect his identity) poses for a portrait in an urban structure in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. He and his family fled their apartment in the Syrian capital of Damascus shortly after his wife was wounded in the crossfire between armed groups. At the time this photograph was taken several months later, they and nearly a dozen other family members were living in a single concrete room provided by a Lebanese widow. Now the extended family shares two structures. UNHCR and the Danish Refugee Council have constructed a plywood shelter for Abdul, his wife, their daughter and her children to share. The most important thing Abdul was able to bring from Syria when he fled are the keys to his home, which he holds in this photograph. Although he doesn't know if the family's apartment is still standing, he dreams every day of returning home. 'God willing, I will see you this time next year in Damascus, he told the photographer after this portrait was taken.

Object Name
Brian Sokol / UNHCR
Unisclosed Location
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4300 x 2867 pixels
36.41 x 24.27 cm (300 dpi)
14.33 x 9.56 inch (300 dpi)
3.7 MB size on disk
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