Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world

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Syrian refugee Amina, 56, embroiders dolls that embody the dreams of those affected by war, in Shatila Camp, Beirut.© UNHCR/Houssam Hariri

Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are being used to tell the stories and dreams of mothers and children left behind.

They are part of a project named 'The Ana Collection', created by Marianne and Melina Moussali, daughters to a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the initiative helps refugees "open up to other communities" in the Shatila camp, which was originally set-up for Palestinian refugees.

Michelle Alves de Lima reports.

Duration: 3’39″

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