On Solid Ground: Jordan

Moments after Um Alaa left her hometown in Syria, a missile hit her home and destroyed it completely.

Despite being alone with eight young children, she decided to embark on a journey through the darkness of the Syria-Jordan border, in search of a safer life for herself and her family.

Working in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), seven Panos photographers asked refugees and survivors of disaster in seven communities across the globe what home means to them.