The Syrian war, which began in 2011, has seen more than 250,000 Syrians killed and almost four million become refugees, according to the United Nations. The conflict is rarely out of the news, with political developments and the plight of those who are displaced regularly capturing headlines.
We went behind the scenes to discover a story of beauty created from tragedy, with little more than a thread and needle.
Zaatari is the largest camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, east of the city of Mafraq, and is home to at least 80,000 people.
One resident of the sprawling camp is Um Ahmed, who hails from the Homs countryside and is 40 years old. Her home in Syria was destroyed. At Zaatari, she took up embroidery and is now the family’s breadwinner. As she sews delicate, beautiful items, she dreams of one day returning to her homeland and rebuilding her home with her family.
This coin case is one of the items that brings Um Ahmed hope, and is brought to you by Al Jazeera and Qatar Charity.