Photo by Osman Sağırlı 

                                                          Photo by Osman Sağırlı 

When social media is used for good it can be a powerful resource. 

Last week, Nadia Abu Shaban tweeted the above picture and since that moment the photograph taken by Osman Sağırlı, at Atmeh refugee camp in Syria last year, has been retweeted more than 11.000 times. 

"I was using a telephoto lens, and she thought it was a weapon," says Sağırlı. "İ realised she was terrified after I took it, and looked at the picture, because she bit her lips and raised her hands. Normally kids run away, hide their faces or smile when they see a camera." He says he finds pictures of children in the camps particularly revealing. "You know there are displaced people in the camps. It makes more sense to see what they have suffered not through adults, but through children. It is the children who reflect the feelings with their innocence." 
- as seen in BBC

See the full story at the BBC website here.