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Faces Portraits‎

By: Omar Alwan

Why do you wear this facemask?

Ali, ten years old, from the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nuʻman.

I wear this facemask to protect myself from the coronavirus.

I fear that my parents could get infected. 

My dream is to go to the sea.

Abdulqadir, six years old from the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nuʻman.

I fear that I could get infected with the coronavirus. I hate the darkness of the night. 

My dream is to get back to our house in the village from which we have been displaced.

Udai, nine years old from the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nuʻman.


My dream is to travel to Europe like my cousins.

I wear this facemask to protect myself from the coronavirus.


I wear a facemask so that the coronavirus does not enter into my mouth or my nose.

I fear that my friends could get sick!

I am afraid of the doctor’s needle. 

My dream is to get back to our village.

Mohamed, nine years old:


We wear the facemasks so that the coronavirus does not spread into the camp.

I fear of illness.

Hassan, eight years old:


I wear the facemask so that the coronavirus does not enter into my body.

I fear that my mother could get infected.

My dream is to go to an amusement park.

Jumaa, ten years old:


I fear that my family could get infected.

My dream is to get back to my home.

Jameel, ten years old:

I fear that the disease could spread into the camp.

Mohamed, seven years old:


I wear the facemask to protect myself from the virus in the air.

I fear of the disease and death.

My dream is to leave this camp.