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They cannot return home, just as they cannot leave Syria.

The conflict in Syria has claimed an estimated 60,000 lives, according to a UN statement released on Janunayr 2nd, and displaced nearly half a million, with no end in sight. It is widely considered one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist at the moment. Documentary photojournalist and Matador Ambassador Cengiz Yar is currently back in Turkey, having just returned from a week embedded with a militia in Aleppo. This is his first in a series of dispatches.

Photos by Cengiz Yar Jr.

Human RightsPhoto Essay


About The Author

Cengiz Yar Jr.

Based out of Chicago, Cengiz is a documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist whose work has been featured in publications around the world. His photography focuses on human conflicts, both violent and peaceful, and aims to encourage understanding by fostering interest and making the alien familiar. Follow him on Twitter at @cengizyar and on Instagram @hfwh.

  • Dagmar Zachar Macejkova

    it is very sad…..

  • Kris E Dee

    OMG. Thinking of using this in the classroom. Sad yet so amazing.

    • Cengiz Yar

      Hope you do @[637717406:2048:Kris E Dee]. cheers.

  • Ana Grey

    This is really sad. Those children suffered the most.

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