An IRC health team member checks Sarra for malnutrition.

Sarra* and her family were forced to flee from their homes four times since the war in Syria broke out and now live in a displaced persons camp in northwest Syria. Here, Sarra is treated for malnutrition by a health team supported by the IRC. Photo: IRC

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Yasser sits at sofa and plays his buzuq.

Yasser*, 13, experienced depression after being displaced from his home in northeast Syria when the war broke out. The IRC’s counseling and mental health services helped Yasser express his feelings through music and make new friends with children who live in the same camp for displaced people. “Whenever I am playing music I feel like I’m over the moon,” says Yasser. “It’s such a nice feeling.” Photo: Nada Bader

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Sayida carries clean water back to the camp where she lives.

Sayida*, 52, lost her husband and five sons to the war in Syria. She carries clean water back to the camp where she lives after having been displaced from her home in northern Syria. Sayida receives medication and treatment for her diabetes from the IRC. Photo: Nada Bader

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