Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world

25 May 2017

Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are being used to tell the stories and dreams of mothers and children left behind.

They are part of a project named ‘The Ana Collection’, created by Marianne and Melina Moussali, daughters to a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the initiative helps refugees “open up to other communities” in the Shatila camp, which was originally set-up for Palestinian refugees.

Michelle Alves de Lima reports.

Duration: 3'39"


♦ Receive daily updates directly in your inbox - Subscribe here to a topic.
♦ Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android devices.