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As heartbreaking stories coming out of Syria’s four-year civil war reverberate throughout the world, one unique project about the refugee crisis is also coming into focus.

More than 500 Syrian children, living as refugees in Lebanon, were given disposable cameras to document whatever they wanted between 2013 and 2014. The UNICEF-supported project by non-governmental organization Zakira, allows us to get a small but powerful glimpse as to what life as a refugee is really like for the world’s most vulnerable people.

“We should watch and listen and see through the eyes of refugee children how they see their lives, their troubles and their aspirations,” said UNICEF representative Annamaria Laurini, on its website.

View the striking and sometimes haunting images in the gallery below.

The project, named “Lahza 2,” was intended to give the children a form of psychosocial support – catharsis through artistic expression, according to UNICEF’s Tumblr page.

As the war in Syria creeps past its four year mark, over 1 million Syrians have crossed into Lebanon, looking for shelter and security. Of those, more than 600,000 children are living in the makeshift refugee camps, according to UNICEF.

If you’d like to help these refugees, click here to see what you can do.