Hajar and Ibrahim. From the series, 'Shattered Pieces of a Homeland'

Photograph by

David Brunetti (UK)

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I met Hajar and Ibrahim in Zarqa, Jordan, whilst on assignment for UNFPA. The couple and three of their children left Homs almost three years ago but their oldest daughter and her young family are still in Damascus. When Hajar talks about her daughter her eyes tear up. “There was fighting everywhere in Damascus but my son-in-law didn’t want to leave. We talk every day but I worry about her. It’s not safe. I wish she was here with us in Jordan.” Ibrahim says that all their financial worries pale compared to the concern about their daughter and her young family.