Meet Asinat

My name is Asinat and my little sister’s name is Asan. When the conflict began, I was 2 and she was 1. I had to flee, but the conflict spread to the place we had escaped to, and my father was killed. His corpse was left for days before we saw it. We couldn’t afford a funeral — we...

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The Love of a Mother

I never imagined I could be this strong. I have two children named Ruqayya (pictured) and Dunya, and before my husband died I looked after them and didn’t do too much outside the house. I never really imagined life without him and didn’t think that one day I would do all the work...

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Those Who Have Not Seen The Light

I run the distribution room at Al-Ayn. I serve up to 150 widowed mothers every day. Each woman takes a ticket and waits for her turn to be called to a private booth where she collects her monthly aid and is asked about the physical and mental health of her children. On this day, the distribution...

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