2020 / People / Children

Generation of War

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    Thea Pedersen IVS
  • Photographer
    Thea Pedersen

They are too young and unconscious to know. Still unaware of ideology, religion, politics and human beliefs. They have lost loved ones, homes, a leg and a safe childhood but will follow the path and will of their grownups blindly. Whatever side of the frontline, whether born by jihadists in the former Caliphate, brought up amidst freedom fighters in Rojava, fleeing Turkish forces, living on either side of the fence of the Al-Hol Camp or bound to a hospital bed, they all have one thing in common: They are born into and shaped by the wars in Syria. But they are still just children.

Previous long time staff reporter in Denmark and US-correspondent based in NYC. Since 2017 independent multimedia journalist based in Iraq reporting from various frontlines covering war and conflicts and the human consequences of the like in e.g. Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan for Danish and International media outlets.