My name is Dunya Habash. I am a Syrian-American born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama (USA). As a filmmaker, musician, and refugee advocate, I try to use my skills to improve awareness of the plight of Syrian refugees, especially those stuck in refugee camps. In the summer of 2014, I visited Zaatari Syrian Refugee camp in Jordan to film a short documentary about the camp. I was so influenced by my time in the camp that I decided to dedicate my life to raising awareness about displaced Syrians and refugees as well as learning as much as possible about the problems and realities refugees face in today’s political landscape. For this reason, I completed a Masters of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford in 2017. I plan to pursue further study and research concerning Syrian refugees living in refugee camps across the Middle East with the hope of influencing policy and empowering refugees through the arts.
This site features a collection of my writings, music, and relevant experiences regarding my work in Zaatari and beyond. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or thoughts for discussion.