If you were fleeing your homeland, what’s the one thing you would take? More than 1 million Syrians have been forced to ponder this question before making the dangerous flight to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq, or another country in the region.
Iman, 25, is pictured with her son Ahmed and daughter Aishia in Nizip refugee camp in Turkey. Iman decided to flee their home in Aleppo after months of conflict when she heard accounts of sexual harassment against women in the city. The journey to Turkey was full of danger — Iman lost five relatives. The most important thing she was able to bring with her is the Quran she holds in this photograph. She says the Quran inspires a sense of protection. “As long as I have it with me,” she says, “I’m connected to God.”