disabled and displaced / by Maranie Staab

life is difficult for any displaced person. for those with additional physical and mental handicaps survival becomes that much more of a challenge in a place where the need is great and resources are limited. 

i met amira, age 15, in the hasansham camp for internally displaced moslawis. like tens of thousands of others from the city, she had been forced to flee when daesh came to her neighborhood. now she and 10,000+ others call the camp "home" as they wait to return to what remains of the homes and their city.