Hany’s story

Leaving university early has been harder on Hany than fleeing his home.

UNHCR/Marc Hofer

A Life on Hold

Hany had everything to look forward to. Then the war in Syria
came to his doorstep.

Hany’s story
  • Producer
    Zahra Mackaoui
  • Camera & Editor
    Marc Hofer
14 March 2014 14 March 2014
Syria Lebanon

Hany was a gifted young poet, rapper and student in Homs, Syria. But when the war broke out, his family fled the violence and sought refuge in Lebanon.

Now 20, Hany spends his days watching the clock, far from his friends and uncertain about what his future holds. In this video, he reflects on his experience as a refugee and sends an important message to the world.