Galleries: Syrian Refugees, Jordan. 2013: jordanHI_7

As well as those with recently acquired injuries, there are many with congenital and chronic disabilities that are forced to flee the fighting. Often they are left in desperate situations as the collapse of the Syrian healthcare system has left them without the long-term support they require.Basil, 19, and his brother, Faraj, 22, both have severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Their widowed mother, Suward, grew fearful for their safety as the fighting intensified and their house was hit by shell-fire. As neither of her sons could walk, her neighbours and strangers she met on the journey had to help her carry them across the border.

As well as those with recently acquired injuries, there are many with congenital and chronic disabilities that are forced to flee the fighting. Often they are left in desperate situations as the collapse of the Syrian healthcare system has left them without the long-term support they require. 

Basil, 19, and his brother, Faraj, 22, both have severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Their widowed mother, Suward, grew fearful for their safety as the fighting intensified and their house was hit by shell-fire. As neither of her sons could walk, her neighbours and strangers she met on the journey had to help her carry them across the border.