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Children Uprooted: The Things They Carried

As children, many of us had a prized possession — but what if you had been forced to leave home suddenly, fleeing war or escaping poverty? Could you have brought your prized possession? Would you have found something new along the way?

Haneen, 5, in her new kindergarten classroom, built and equipped by UNICEF, in Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan.

Kindergarten Is a Safe Haven for Syrian Refugee Children

"In kindergarten, they teach us the letters and the numbers, and we play together," Mohammad, a wide-eyed 6-year-old, (below) tells a visitor to his class in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp. "When I grow up, I want to become a policeman."

Yara, 10, still has her little doll from Syria in Za'atari Refugee Camp.

For Syrian Refugee Children, Poignant Reminders of Home

They have been through so much, and they have so little. Many of the approximately 40,000 Syrian refugee children growing up in Jordan's sprawling Za'atari refugee camp don't remember a time before Syria's brutal civil war began in 2011.