The “Voices from Syria” exhibit portrays Syrians, Iraqis, Jordanians and Lebanese, whose lives have been irrevocably impacted by the Syrian crisis. The photographs by Johanna de Tessieres and the videos document the human impact of Trust Fund projects. The personal stories behind the unimaginable numbers reveal extraordinary resilience and determination to carry on and rebuild lives.
The photographs and videos were displayed outdoors around the Brussels V Conference “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” in March 2021.
Lai, 40, from Deraa, Syria, benefitted from the psychosocial support offered by the Youbla Primary Healthcare Centre with the support of the EU via the Trust Fund. The pressure he felt linked to his responsibilities towards the welfare of his family led to intense anxiety episodes. The doctors at the centre, however, were able to help him.
Al Ramtha Hospital is the only hospital in the governorate of Irbid, Jordan, and it serves around 240,000 people, including 70,000 Syrian refugees. As a result of the Syrian crisis and the influx of Syrian refugees in the region, the hospital had to be expanded to respond to the needs of the growing population and the need for emergency care. Thanks to the support of the EU, via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, UNOPS built a new Emergency Care Unit to help relieve the pressure and offer better and faster medical care.