Meet Basem. Originally from Daraa, Syria, Basem was only ten years old when he lost both of his legs, one of his arms and sustained serious injuries to his eyes. On August 8, 2014 Basem was walking home from school with friends when he saw a pile of books on the side of the road. Curious, he picked them up and an IED hidden among them detonated at his feet. Unfortunately, his story is not an uncommon one; children like Basem are conflict's most innocent victims.
Basem’s family has not been able to escape Syria. For now, Basem calls a rehabilitation center in Amman, Jordan "home" as he waits to be reunited with his family and face what can only be called an uncertain future.
On april 14, 2013 Ibrahim was at home with 15 members of his family when a rocket hit the house. Among the dead were Ibrahims mother, his four sisters, two brothers, his aunt, uncle and four cousins. Only he, his father and his uncle survived.
During an interview Ibrahim described seeing a photographer taking photos amidst the chaos that followed the attack. Ibrahim confessed that he had once wanted to join the rebels and fight; now, so moved by the sight of that photographer, Ibrahim wishes to become a war correspondent, “I want to tell the truth .. about what happens to children, to people in war. I want to fight with my camera and to tell that truth without fear.”