“Now I am a refugee” tells the very personal and moving story of Mazen, a Syrian refugee who arrived on the Greek island in summer 2015. Mazen is a powerful storyteller and as he takes us through his journey, he reflects on his past and on his future as a refugee.
Director: Christian Als & Kristoffer Juel
Director of Photography: Christian Als & Kristoffer Juel
Post Production Supervisor: Theis Clausen
Producer: Charlotte Esmann
Post Production: Pegasus Production
“She used to stay out all day to play. Now she goes to school. We’re grateful to UNICEF and the Lebanese Ministry of Education for making this possible”.
In 2015, through a unique collaboration between the Lebanese government, donors like the UK, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and others, UNICEF and NGOs, 200,000 Syrian refugees were enrolled into Lebanese schools.
Providing education for all Syrian refugee and host community children by the end of the 2016-17 school year was a key aim of the Supporting Syria and the Region conference co-hosted by the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, and the United Nations on 4 February 2016.
Shot by Adam Patterson.
Produced by Panos Pictures
Meet Ahmed and Sarah from Syria. They both had to flee the civil war with their families – leaving their homeland and their schools behind.
Today, both Ahmed and Sarah are back in the classroom – students at the local Bar Elias school in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley – a school supported by UK aid and UNICEF to help accommodate Syrian refugee students.
Providing education for all Syrian refugee and host community children by the end of the 2016-17 school year was a key aim of the Supporting Syria and the Region conference co-hosted by the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, and the United Nations on 4 February 2016,
Shot by Adam Patterson.
Produced by Panos Pictures.
El Salvador has been the second most murderous country in the world for a number of years.
The two main gangs, or maras, facing off in the poor barrios of San Salvador and other cities, are the Mara Salvatrucha (MS) and the Barrio 18 (M18). Both originated in the poor Latino neighbourhoods of Los Angeles in the 1980 samongst young Central Americans who had escaped the incessant warfare in their home countries. When they were expelled from the US, they took their gang allegiances and turf wars with them back home.
Adam Hinton travelled to El Salvador, meeting ordinary Salvadorians whose lives have been affected by the gang warfare and some of the thousands of heavily tattooed gang members serving long sentences in the country’s overflowing jails.
MS-13, Adam Hinton’s book of prison portraits, is available through paulbelford.com.
Multimedia storytelling has been embraced by Panos Pictures as an additional way to represent our photographers' work. The agency produces work in collaboration with photographers and outside agencies.
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