An image taken from the International Organization for Migration’s website of the makeshift camps for internally displaced people in Syria’s Idlib province, Syria.
The photo was released by an activist group.
(The Washington Post)A Palestinian refugee named Mahmoud al-Shamsi is one of the people that started his graphic design work in 2011.
His mother, Ali, passed away at the age of 63 after a car accident, and his father, Muhammad, was forced to flee his hometown of Khan Younis in Idlib province when a conflict between rebels and government forces erupted in 2012.
Muhammad al-Samsi was a former head of the family business that sold newspapers and newspapers were distributed to refugees.
He died in a hospital after receiving treatment for an infection that was related to a medical procedure he had undergone, according to a statement by the Syrian Association for Human Rights in Idlib.
A few months later, the organization reached out to Mahmoud and asked him to participate in their work to help refugees.
Mahmoud said he was honored to be asked to create his own logo.
He was given an envelope containing 10 pieces of paper and started designing.
“I started to make drawings on the sheets of paper, and I started to draw on the paper.
It was a lot,” he said.
He began to create the logo for his project on the first day.
“And then I started making the logo on the other day,” he added.
“Then, a couple of months later when we started working together on the logo, I had to stop working, because I didn’t have the energy to do it,” he told The Jerusalem Report.
He then worked on his own project, which was a graphic that was based on a design he had seen in an online magazine.
“Then I realized that the people in the camp had the right to see the logo.
And so I started working on the design.”
After working on his graphic, Mahmoud started to receive emails from refugees who wanted to know about it.
“A lot of them wanted to see my graphic design.
Some of them came to visit me,” he explained.
“One of them said, ‘If you design it, we can do anything.'”
In 2012, the graphic design group had a meeting at a refugee camp in Idlib and decided to create a logo for the group, as well as a graphic design program for Syrians to help the organization distribute their books and magazines.
Mahmoud was invited to the meeting.
“The first thing he said to me was, ‘I want to help you with this project,'” he said, “and I said yes.”
“Afterwards, we had some meetings in the refugee camp, and it was like we were brothers.
We were all brothers,” Mahmoud continued.
“We had a lot of fun.
We worked together for a couple months.
Then, he invited me to join his organization.
When we started the organization, he was the only one from his family who had left Syria. “
It was really amazing, to have him to give me such an opportunity to help,” he continued.
“When we started the organization, he was the only one from his family who had left Syria.
And now, he is helping refugees,” he noted.”
I was really excited to be invited to his organization,” he emphasized.
“When I saw him, I was just like, ‘wow, he does such a good job.'”
While the group had been working on their project, they were suddenly hit by the devastating events that followed the uprising.
The government’s forces launched an attack on the camp and killed thousands of people, including more than 2,000 children.
Mahmoud, however, was able to help those who had been displaced by the conflict.
He helped to provide food and shelter for the refugees, and he created a program for refugees to help them obtain their passports and obtain documents to be able to enter the country legally.
After Mahmoud’s group was able for the first time to work with the Syrian government to register refugees in the country, they found themselves facing challenges.
“Now, we have to get documents for them,” he recalled.
“So I started thinking about how to get these documents so that they can enter Syria legally.
I wanted to do a graphic redesign to create this logo for them, so they could apply for Syrian passports.”
He was inspired to design a graphic for the Syrian passport, but he wasn’t sure what to design, as the Syrians had not designed a graphic since the 1970s.
“My father had this idea that we would create a flag for Syria, so we would have a flag to represent the country.
I decided to design something that would represent the Syrian people.
And I thought, ‘Why not a graphic to represent Syrians?
It’s like a flag, it would be so easy to design.'””
He started thinking, ‘What would I do if I have a graphic designed for me?
It’s like a flag, it would be so easy to design.'”
So, he drew the logo