The Syrian civil war is creating a humanitarian crisis beyond the reckoning of even the world's most experienced aid workers. There is a saying that you can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
They cross the open desert in a single file, sometimes well over a hundred Syrians in a single group. The darker the night, the safer they are from Assad's border guards. For more than a year, it's been a fluctuating but constant flow.
From the perspective of youth living in crisis settings, activities that help develop self-esteem, trust and a sense of community are not luxuries, but essential building blocks to a healthy, productive future.