Syrian Refugee Children – Running Away From War, Death & Starvation

Syrian girl holding her younger sibling.

 

Photographer Szymon Barylski is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary   photography.  From project ‘Fleeing Death‘.  To see Szymon’s projects click on any image.

 

Frightened children are crushed in the queue.

Frightened children are crushed in the queue.

 

The boy is eating hot soup which he got from volunteer.

The boy is eating hot soup which he got from volunteer.

 

Frightened children are crushed in the queue

Frightened children are crushed in the queue

 

The refugee camp in Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border, to which thousands of immigrants, mainly Syrians, are coming. It is occupied by people from different social strata. They are all found there fleeing the war, death and starvation. They continue their journey through Macedonia to the north and west of Europe. Not everyone manages to pass the verification of the documents, which leads to the separation of families. The refugees are living in difficult conditions and sleeping in overcrowded and soaked tents. They are frozen and have limited access to sanitation. The refugees are exhausted, tired and uncertain about their situation.

 

Cold and tired, they sleep outside.

Cold and tired, they sleep outside.

 

Families with small babies, waiting for their turn.

Families with small babies, waiting for their turn.

 

Scene at Idomeni

Scene at Idomeni

 

Drenched in the rain they stand even at night.

Drenched in the rain they stand even at night.

 

Refugees in the queue for checkpoint at the Greek- Macedonian border.

Refugees in the queue for checkpoint at the Greek- Macedonian border.

 

Volunteers visit Idomeni to entertain the children and help them forget about their situation, displaying cartoons.

Volunteers visit Idomeni to entertain the children and help them forget about their situation, displaying cartoons.

 

At the temporary camp in Idomeni.

At the temporary camp in Idomeni.

 

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By Szymon Barylski

 


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