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Portraits From the Conflict In Syria

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Souad and her three-year-old son, who is disabled, fled their homes in Deir Ezzor to Al-Hassake city where they are living in an abandoned building without any heat or electricity.

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The building where Souad has taken refuge is freezing cold at night. She and her family her surviving on WFP food aid.

 
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“When I happen to come across a mirror which I don’t even have, I look at my face and cannot even recognize who I am anymore," says Souad. "I don’t look like 27.  I don’t feel like 27. My face, body and spirit aged a lot in the last few months. We have all aged.” 

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Souad says that she and her family used to have a good life before fleeing their home in Deir Ezzor. But now they have nothing and her husband, who used to have his own bakery, can't find work to support them. 

 
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WFP is scaling up to reach 2.5 million people in Syria, prioritizing people displaced from their homes like Soad.

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Conflict in Syria has forced millions of people to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis in which food assistance is a top priority. 

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A boy rides his bicycle through the largely abandoned streets of Al-Hassake city.

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A burned out and abandoned building in one of the streets of Al-Hassake city.  Help us reach more Syrian families -- DONATE NOW.

Souad and her three-year-old son, who is disabled, fled their homes in Deir Ezzor to Al-Hassake city in north-western Syria, where they are living in an abandoned building without any heat or electricity. These pictures by WFP Spokeperson, Abeer Etefa, provide an insight into their life.