A photo of a frightened child that touched the whole world. This one gesture says more than a thousand words!

A member of the Red Cross – Rene Schult Hoff, who stayed in the camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, saw a little girl who was walking alone between buildings. He decided to take out the camera and take a picture. The reaction of the child was quite unexpected.

At the sight of the camera she bursts into tears and held her hands up in a gesture of surrender. She mistook the equipment for a gun…


I had tears in my eyes when I saw this image on the computer. I was shocked by her reaction and I could see in her eyes a great fear. It’s a tragedy, especially for the younger generation. Instead of playing with friends, they grow up with constant fear in extremely bad conditions. They lack almost everything. This is childhood is full of tears and pain.





  1. Sherry
  2. Mireille