The Teddy Bear
Omar holds his teddy bear Ben 10 in Za’atari Refugee Camp. “My Ben 10 transforms into an alien from space and he saves the world,” says the 11 year old. “I brought it from Syria. My brother gave it to me before he died.
Omar lost both of his older brothers in the conflict - one of them only 7 years old when he died. “He bought it for me in the market and told me to take care of it. We used to watch the cartoon together. I still watch it now.
“Most of our stuff we had to leave behind. This toy is as precious to me as my own brother. I’m going to keep it forever.”
His favourite subject is Maths and he studies hard to achieve his dream. “I want to become a pilot. I used to be afraid of planes but now I want to travel. Maybe if I get on a plane I won’t be afraid anymore.
“I’m the only boy now. I think my brother would be proud of me.”