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I'm Jonathan hunt for foxnews.com.
And every day we hear about the ongoing civil war in Syria.
It has apparently according to officials killed more than a long.
People we hear every day of calls.
About the atrocities being committed by the Syrian government against their own people.
We hear every day about the rebels in that fight to topple the government of president botch up.
Powell a sad what we hear every day about the baffled by the international community right now.
Two rated the Syrian government all of its stockpiles of chemical weapons what we do not care about every day.
Of the more than two million.
By the conflict in Syria two million people who have fled that country and I now live very living in.
Neighboring countries countries like Jordan one million by the way all of that two million.
Are said to be children.
One million children made homeless by this conflict having to flee the country that they will.
Growing up -- it's an extraordinary crisis and one that there is not enough.
Attention on but on the guest Robert -- he is trying to bring a lot more attention.
To this issue Robert has just returned.
From Jordan anyway he was working with the humanitarian group -- To photograph some of these refugees Robert great to have you via thank you.
You for having I want to talk about that this style of your project which I think is fascinating.
In a moment but festival.
You know we we it's easy for me to throw around numbers like one million children two million refugees in totally and a half million people affected by this conflict.
But you've seen.
Those refugees you've looked in their eyes you've been with them -- -- how desperate is the situation.
I think you know we can put ourselves and -- -- -- it's it's tough to beat in the middle of a conflict in.
When your refugee you don't really have.
Anything but be placed in a holding pattern in your of course scared for.
Your country in your home.
But more than anything -- trying to get by dated that.
With and make the best that they have in the places they are so in Jordan.
The refugees of course are.
I'd say very resilient in and to -- by David that not.
Some of them are.
Huge camps that you've -- you've met the refugees in both of those.
Situation at a -- -- -- but physically speaking to question -- -- -- the most surprising thing and I.
Recognize when we were with care in the urban refugee environment was.
People who would be much like your -- as Syrians.
University students were now refugees.
Are volunteering that cares community senators helping with intake of other refugees.
-- that was fascinating.
Of course they can't work.
So they're volunteering their time and energy and effort.
In the campus it's there was incredible for me to see.
Hundreds of thousands of people living in tents I mean it's and France in the middle of the desert and you know kids are trying to go to school but there's not much you can do.
Day in and day out that those refugees are trying.
To that did the adults among them -- trying to.
Sort of establish a life.
-- as much normalcy as they can for the kids are setting up schools etc.
yes there's plenty of international NGOs working inside the -- and of course the UN.
Is running to cancel on with the Jordanian police and there are school's inside the camps and yeah I think it's of course -- a challenge.
Not losing time in school is important and in the in -- culture in so another Jonas is the best they can with trying to get as many kids.
In schools inside -- refugee camp here.
Now and indeed the originality of -- project in your photographs is something that I think is very striking.
For people to look at it -- is that you -- you're not she just photographing.
Your as part of your project deal world.
-- getting it then.
To send the message that they want to.
To the rest of us -- as as we scroll through some of the photos via they got the message is written in Arabic and not some of them are also an English.
More the kind of messages that that the kids and adults wanted to send.
You know I've been -- the project for about three years that started this love notes to New Orleans.
And most everyone in even this is true in Syria.
Fall into -- hope fear and love so there were people who were anxious.
And their messages depicted that and -- -- we're very hopeful about.
You know brighter day ahead so.
And I'm really excited to share them of course I had a second tire her as a good friend of mine named Benjamin -- who was also with me so we both we -- About sixty portraits and are showing about.
Eleven none of them here today.
If they admit when you look at in particular I think it the photographs of the children it's it's hot not to -- Moved by that and most of -- it seems to me that the message laws I miss my home I miss my friends I just wanna go home yet.
-- -- -- It's heartbreaking to stand in front of of those kids.
Typing those photographs how do you deal -- emotionally itself.
I -- the question I've been doing this work a lot I've been through Joplin Missouri after that tornado and -- point New York after hurricane Cindy so.
You know as part of just like any other journalists are or storytellers part of our job so.
I'm not so that you affected personally by it now it's just I feel grateful for the opportunity to tell the stories you but more -- anything I think.
There's a natural feeling of longing for home that I think all of us would feel if we were displaced and in Syria especially they really love their home.
All the way down some people talking about how they feel like the water tastes different and in other describing -- understand the seriousness unlike anyplace else and I found that should be.
Something that you know many people can identify with his who's who's ever been through an experience.
Like freezing point.
Where something's happens you have no.
-- -- -- -- -- the whole.
That the Genesis of deal world you mentioned briefly at the top.
Was a New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina -- a little bit -- How it came about for you was a project.
That's so I live in New Orleans I've been there for six years and -- so this bend my fellow photographer and we both just started to ask people to write a love -- to the city.
On their hands and body in this style -- what I recognize though is that we all have stories.
We all have things we would like to say so.
As a fidelity to the project.
We view these things in places like Joplin and breezy point and now and I was Syrian refugees where recognize that we're all gonna go through tough times.
And if we can be a part of helping.
Tell their story we were excited to do it.
And since it's an extraordinary project in people can find out more -- I didn't see these pictures of Syria that don't deal world.
Adult and -- -- the website up on the screen that.
Robert Fogarty photographer and found that a deal will be great to told -- thank you so much thank you I really.
Really fascinating project I commend you -- ago.
Take a look acts the website and also -- has an all bad at foxnews.com.
Really really a fascinating and very very.
Moving project the relevant and -- a fellow photographer.
Have done I'm Jonathan hunt for foxnews.com.
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