The Syrian conflict represents one of the most significant humanitarian crises of the 21st Century. Since 2012 around 12 million Syrians have fled their homes and some 30,000 have resettled in the UK. Syrian Voices listens to the incredible stories of some of those who are now rebuilding their lives here. Participants come from a diverse range of backgrounds and regions of Syria. They include a Devon farmer, a Surrey dentist, a fireman in East Anglia, a computer games tester in Glasgow, an NHS porter in Penarth and an actress in London. This diversity of experience offers a nuanced picture of the way conflict impacts individual lives.
The project actively engages with the local and wider community and shares insights and skills through a series of community events and workshops. It is hoped that the materials gathered will form part of a lasting institutional digital archive and resource for historians in the future. It also invites members of the community to contribute their own stories and experiences so as to widen archival access and creation.
This series features in the following public collections: