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Netherlands Find the pictures taken by Children EYE SEE UNICEF Child Photography Workshop A New Perspective: The World Through Children's Eyes


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Capital Amsterdam
Population 16.75 million
Area 37,354km2
Refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons, returnees (refugees and IDPs), stateless persons, and others of concern to UNHCR in Netherlands
Total refugees and people in refugee-like Situations 82,494
Asylum-seekers (pending cases) 6,940
Persons under UNHCR's statelessness mandate 1,951
Total population of concern 91,385

Source: UNHCR Global Trends 2014/UN DATE

Netherlands workshop report

The participants in the 19th EYE SEE Workshop were 24 children of asylum-seekers who had escaped from countries like Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Russia, now living in the province of Limburg in the southern part of the Netherlands.

  • These images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
There are said to be over 60,000,000 people in the world today, such as refugees, who have been driven out of their homes and countries, and the number of those fleeing disaster areas is growing at the rate of several thousand per day. These people lost their homes due to wars or persecution, and previously children too were going to school, playing with their friends, and enjoying time with their families. The children did not choose to be refugees, but because they suddenly had their living environment taken away from them, they had no choice but to cross the seas to find a safe place.

"I want to keep a photographic diary every day for my family when I get back together with them" "I take pictures of buildings in the Netherlands because I want to be architects when I go home to my country", said Mohammed Bko, 15 years old, participated the workshop.

  • These images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
In the 5-day workshop, the children take pictures of their daily life and play in the asylum-seeker center where they are living, from their own viewpoint. As many of them were separated from their families, another theme was self-portraits taken together with the people they are living with, which they sent to their family and friends as an expression of their love and sincerity.
One of the participant said, "I like these self-portraits because all my brothers are together"
The children's works show their insecurity and hope for the future.

(Implementation of the workshop : 2015)

Find the pictures taken by children

The Photographers (name, age)

Amjad Jimo 12
Angelina Karaber 13
Fartun Abdulkadir12
Rawia Abdulrahman 13
Mohamad Alolayes 15
Maleyka Heydarova 10
Haik Hovhannesian 13
Mohanad Mahmoud 16
Mayada Alali 15
Sara Attalla 11
Sdra Mergan 14
Hassan Mohammad Saleh 13
Siromi Sthanislos 15
Haneen Alsafar 13
Mohamad Maho 10
Hegnar 1diranian 18
Ibrahim Alrefia 12
Sidra Bko 12
Najah Mojarkesh 12
Tala Mahayni 12
Joana Zaher 9
Maher Zaher 10
Mohamed Farhat 12
Mona Alali 17
Mohammed Bko 15
Aroussi Dikranian 16
  • All images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi


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