The Nakba, or Catastrophe, created what has now become the world’s longest lasting refugee crisis with camps being set up in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria to home expelled Palestinians. Em Fathi is a Palestinian refugee who was forced out of Palestine in 1948. Em Fathi and her family made the journey from Saffuriya, a village in Palestine’s northern district of Nazareth, to Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria where the family now lives.
In this video, Em Fathi tells her story.
Millions of people across the globe are marking refugee week to show solidarity with people who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. MEMO will be publishing in-depth stories and articles to shed light on the plight of refugees, statelessness and the affect the #RefugeeCrisis is having on the international community, read more here. Click here to take an interactive Palestinian refugee’s journey through the Nakba to the modern day.