Life in the Camps


"These people are my family."

Manar Bilal spent years working and living with Syrian children in refugee camps. His photos capture their energy and spirit and observe the daily happenings in their lives.


A group of girls as young as 10 years old spy on activities hosted by one of the many international organizations working in the refugee camp.


Fences have been constructed inside the Zaatari refugee camp to manage which NGO will provide handouts to which area. This boy slides under a fence to collect more resources for his family from the neighboring NGO's territory.


Ahmad waits for his girlfriend Abeer until the end of playtime inside the UNICEF center. They are inside the same camp, yet they are separated by net barriers.