Aleppo » Turkey

A story from 'Refugee crisis' participatory media project

It feels like a long time ago in a far away galaxy when I look at this picture. It was in 2010 in Aleppo. I was a backpacker trying to find my way around Syria. Now thinking about it, this father and son are so far away from me. Where are they now? In a refugee camp? They made it to Europe or drowned trying? Or is the boy recruited by IS or was he killed by one of Assad’s barrel bombs? Then, I think maybe it is not always that black and white, at least this is the only hope we have to go on for another day, although the picture says otherwise…

Experience of this border

Location of border

Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria