7 brothers whose mother left for Germany and father is in Syria remain in Zaatari struggling to get by.
Khalid (20) is the oldest of seven brothers living in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Along with Hasan (17), Hassaan (16), Mohammed (14), Mansour (12), Ihsan (11) and Hussein (7), they live alone in a small caravan on the edge of the camp. Their mother left for Europe over a year ago, travelling via the sea in a small boat through Greece before finally reaching Germany. Her wish was that once she got there, through family reunification laws, her sons would be able to join her, but one year and two months later, the family’s case is still in limbo and Khalid explains how he doesn’t know if he will ever see his mother again. With a father not in the picture back in Syria, Khalid has assumed the responsibilities of looking after his brothers and his face looks tired and aged beyond his years.
Just so we know which brothers which,
Hasan (17) - not there at uni
Hassaan (16) - brown v necked jumper
Mohammed (14) - red polo top
Mansour (12) - green t shirt and red trousers
Ihsan (11) - brown jumper green scarf
Hussein (7) - lost his eye