Bashar Kabor (left) distributing essential supplies in Erbid, Jordan in April 2013. Kabor said the contrast between life for Syrian refugees and his life in Seattle is a shock that’s hard to get used to. “Everytime we get back, we’re depressed,” Kabor said of his organization’s missions. “It takes a few weeks for us to recover from those trips.” (Photo courtesy of Bashar Kabor)

Bashar Kabor (left) distributing essential supplies in Erbid, Jordan in April 2013. Kabor said the contrast between life for Syrian refugees and his life in Seattle is a shock that's hard to get used to. "Everytime we get back, we're depressed,” Kabor said of his organization’s missions. “It takes a few weeks for us to recover from those trips." (Photo courtesy of Bashar Kabor)

Bashar Kabor (left) distributing essential supplies in Erbid, Jordan in April 2013. Kabor said the contrast between life for Syrian refugees and his life in Seattle is a shock that’s hard to get used to. “Everytime we get back, we’re depressed,” Kabor said of his organization’s missions. “It takes a few weeks for us to recover from those trips.” (Photo courtesy of Bashar Kabor)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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