This Photovoice project explores healthcare for Syrian refugees in Greece and Jordan as the war in Syria enters its eighth year. Over 5 million refugees have fled the war since 2015, with most residing in countries neighbouring Syria; over one million refugees have made the dangerous journey to Europe via the Greek islands and children make up 37% of those who made this journey.
Our aim is to highlight the stories of these refugees as individuals experiencing challenging conditions in the camps and temporary homes and often reliant on healthcare by the third sector. We hope that through demonstrating the extreme challenges that refugees experience in accessing healthcare we can work towards redressing the narrative of othering that predominantly prevails in discussions around refugees.
Four of these photographs were taken by a talented Syrian photographer called Abdulazez Dhukan who was himself a refugee in Greece. He took consent from each of the participants (or the parents of children) with the understanding that the photographs would be used to highlight the plight of refugees.
Dr Aula Abbara