refugees and their most valuable belongings
refugees and their most valuable belongings.
in photography by rejane borges
People who left everything behind in order to save their lives. People who have nothing but a weak and unstable hopes of an uncertain future.
Thrilled with the growing number of refugees around the world, because of the brutal violence of the civil war, photographer Brian Sokol , the Agency UN Refugee (UNHCR) created a photographic series that proposes a reflection about the alarming numbers of this serious situation that victimizes thousands of people today.
The project titled “The most important thing,” shows in refugee camps in Syria and Sudan, holding the most important object that were able to grab before departure. The proposal moves since reports in images, stories of people homeless, aimless, without anything, a harrowing daily struggle for survival.
In one of the pictures we can see the refugee Omar Garmut posing with a small ax used to build shelters for his family, consisting of 18 people, throughout his 12-day trip to the border. His family fled when soldiers raided his village at night and opened fire on the entire community was massacred.