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Photo @hammond_robin for @witness_change. The Ramadan family fled their home in Homs, Syria to Lebanon in 2013. 17 people, including 12 children, from four families now share the same house in Beddawi Refugee Camp in the northern Lebanon. Their house in Homs lay between front lines - on one side the Syrian regime on the other The Free Syrian Army: “There was shelling around the clock, everyday, by air, by tanks, troops. Our house got hit but no one was in the room and no one got hurt” says 42 year old Fatima Ramadan. “We got used to going to sleep to the sound of the bombing” says Mustafa Ramadan, 13 years old. “I saw a lot of dead bodies. I saw a lady and a little girl with her daughter on their way to fill water and a nearby castle. They were both shot in the back. I saw it with my own eyes… How can we forget what happened to us. It is always on own mind” he says. One of the mothers told me about the ongoing trauma the children have been left with: “We still have a problem of nightmares, kids peeing their pants, memories of the war. I hear some the children talking to themselves in their sleep about the war, and they wake up crying.” But life in Lebanon is still hard: "We came to Lebanon to escape the misery but we find we are suffering here. Our men cannot find work. We have a problem to keep the peace among the children. They fight amongst each other all the time over the bathroom, they fight over everything. I can see the war very negatively affected the kids, they used to have more fun, those days are over.” #InMyWorld is my new campaign designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_international as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. To see more please follow @OneDayInMyWorld

Photo @hammond_robin for @witness_change. The Ramadan family fled their home in Homs, Syria to Lebanon in 2013. 17 people, including 12 children, from four families now share the same house in Beddawi Refugee Camp in the northern Lebanon. Their house in Homs lay between front lines - on one side the Syrian regime on the other The Free Syrian Army: “There was shelling around the clock, everyday, by air, by tanks, troops. Our house got hit but no one was in the room and no one got hurt” says 42 year old Fatima Ramadan. “We got used to going to sleep to the sound of the bombing” says Mustafa Ramadan, 13 years old. “I saw a lot of dead bodies. I saw a lady and a little girl with her daughter on their way to fill water and a nearby castle. They were both shot in the back. I saw it with my own eyes… How can we forget what happened to us. It is always on own mind” he says. One of the mothers told me about the ongoing trauma the children have been left with: “We still have a problem of nightmares, kids peeing their pants, memories of the war. I hear some the children talking to themselves in their sleep about the war, and they wake up crying.” But life in Lebanon is still hard: "We came to Lebanon to escape the misery but we find we are suffering here. Our men cannot find work. We have a problem to keep the peace among the children. They fight amongst each other all the time over the bathroom, they fight over everything. I can see the war very negatively affected the kids, they used to have more fun, those days are over.” #InMyWorld is my new campaign designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_international as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. To see more please follow @OneDayInMyWorld

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@david_maillard

Excellent..

@el_indulgist

love your work!

@evannicolini

I will be there,as soon as possible

@karlomacas

Did one of the penguins take this pic

@saljhny032

عندما يرحل الأمن يبقى الفقر والخوف الحمد اللة على كل حال

@melodyhauwel

So sick man, living the life

@tyshkevich_v

Эмоциональное фото 🤭

@yasserguerraiche

Bad civil war ever ...

@robbowilson

Don’t come to Europe we’re full?

@aventurafl

Horrible

@j.ehane

Seriously, I cannot understand why people don't want to help them. Let me take the exemple of Marine LePen in France. She doesn't want to help them and tell them to go somewhere else. Seriously, I cannot understand, how can't you have feelings, how can't you let them be safe... This is so shocking, I cannot understand. I hope I will not be like LePen when I'll be older.

@lubna_ali23

@norfkorea every word you said is true ! People shouldnt be livinv the fear that they may not wake up tomorrow .. its so sad .

@lubna_ali23

@nanpasram true . It breaks my heart that some mothers can't practice being a mom !

@nanpasram

Mothers just want to mother their children in a safe and happy environment. We are so lucky to have what we have.

@will__don

Good to hear that they are being helped. So sad. God bless and keep them.

@will__don

That's good to hear.

@norfkorea

In regards to the kids, I think it's their survival instincts kicking in. Similar to birds in a nest competing for the first bug. Even going to great lengths of ejected the other nestlings from the nest. So sad. And this is 2017. People should not be living like this

@rarejem43

In war there is no victor 😢

@fatal_n_felony

Syrian regime? Wow Syrian government.

@sssjolie

Heartbreaking and with no end in sight. How can we help?

@pmcarlucci

How to help or give money?

@ximena.suarez.arpia2012

Good pictura, very sad sitiation

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