Among the continuing flurry of global media coverage on the crisis in Syria, the situation of the estimated 6 million displaced by conflict has gained only sporadic reportage. Meanwhile, the second large scale displacement of the longstanding Palestinian refugee population in Syria has been little mentioned.
By September 2013, close to 60% of this 500,000 strong community had been displaced. It is increasingly difficult for them to leave Syria, but of the bordering countries – including Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq – these refugees have been completely barred from taking refuge in only one, Israel, built on the same regions of historic Palestine from which they and their families were expelled in 1948.
As millions of children around the world return to school for a new year, the infographic “Back to School” – produced by VP in partnership with UNRWA and the EU – highlights the challenges faced by Palestinian refugee children from Syria, from displacement to school closures, emergency education provision and the simple uncertainty over whether they will have access to education.
On VP’s Crowdfunding Campaign
The last three weeks have been among VP’s most inspiring. More than 250 people living every from Singapore to San Francisco have stepped up to support Visualizing Palestine’s work.
But with just 4 more days to crowdfund, VP still has nearly $20,000 to raise in order to produce innovative, farther reaching visuals in 2014.
This graphic, on Palestinian refugee schoolchildren in Syria, will be seen by hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of people in the next few days. If this is work you believe can help change the narrative, work that can empower you when trying to explain the injustice to those unfamiliar with the issue, support it.
All it takes to reach the goal is you and others like you seeing the graphic giving just $10 to the campaign. Visit the campaign site today.