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Living in contested areas, facing high poverty rates and experiencing tenuous living conditions in Lebanon and Jordan, the 560,000 Palestine refugees of Syria have suffered greatly in the crisis over the last five years. The timeline below tells their story through a humanitarian lens.
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For #RememberUs, Imad Eddin Hettini composed ‘Nostalgia’ and ‘Hope’ two companion oud pieces that reveal his contrasting feelings about the conflict. ‘Nostalgia’ is a beautiful lamentation, which touches upon sadness, fear and anger. In contrast, ‘Hope’ is an energetic bid for peace and a reflection of inner resilience. It echoes Imad’s desire to rekindle hope in his community.
A lute player, composer, conductor and music teacher at the UNRWA Sahnaya al-Muhdatheh al-Thaletheh Alternative School in Rif Damascus, Imad finds refuge in music. "Music is divine and has a unique effect on the spirit… It is the first thing I turn to whenever I am feeling sad, happy or disappointed." Imad uses music to help children and communities cope with and recover from trauma.
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