With no signs of the war in Syria ending, people continue to flee while refugees in neighboring countries lose hope of ever returning home. With many refugees being sheltered in the region for as long as four years, it comes as no surprise that the desire of moving west is growing dramatically.
After spending years with the inability to work or travel, the lack of education for children, and the overall increasing level of poverty, more and more refugees are taking a leap into Europe; an often expensive and extremely dangerous endeavour where insecurity and desperation are as real adversaries, as hunger and sheer discrimination. While many European countries deal with internal policy tensions, misinformation and prejudice among its populations seem to successfully spread indifference, fear, and hatred. People quickly turn into numbers when the discourse becomes one of ‘us’ versus ‘they’.