Life In Refuge

Mothers and Daughters of Syria

Life in Refuge is a visual display of the toll of Syrian conflict on refugee women and girls.

Learn More About the Crisis in Syria

The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has left up to 10 million people, half of whom are children, in need of humanitarian aid. 

Join us March 27-28

March 2015 marks the 4th anniversary of the Syria crisis. As the conflict enters its 5th year a staggering 11.5 million people have been displaced, almost 4 million of which are refugees in neighbouring countries. In marking this sombre occasion, a grassroots network of humanitarian and advocacy organizations will showcase stories of individual Syrian women and girls impacted by the on-going conflict.

The exhibits will be displayed on Freedom Plaza in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, symbolically close to the White House and with the backdrop of the US capital, highlighting powerful narratives, imagery and illustrations of Syrian refugees. They will also be hosted in a refugee tent, to bring to life the refugee experience. 

Event Info:

March 27-28, daily: 10am-6pm
Exhibit opening: Friday, March 27, 10am

Freedom Plaza
1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Our Partners

Life in Refuge is organized by CARE with the contributing partnership of Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Save the Children, Syria Relief and Development & Syrian American Medical Society.

Take Action

Call on World Leaders to Turn the Lights Back on for Syria. Sign the #withSyria petition now.

Clouds Over Sidra

This 3D film follows a twelve year old in the Za’atari camp in Jordan – home to 84,000 Syrian refugees. The film gives distant viewers a brief moment of the refugee experience.

Scars and Smiles

This exhibit by Syrian-American Ridwan Adhami seeks to bring the faces and personal stories of those hardest hit by tragedy to a wider public, demonstrating not just their pain, but the hope and joy they reveal to the world.

Dear World Syria

American photographers Robert Fogarty and Ben Reece gave Syrian refugees in Jordan a voice through powerful images of messages they displayed on their bodies for the world and global leaders to see.

She Was Still Playing with Dolls When She Married