IDOMENI, GREECE - MARCH 18: Shaharzad Hassan holds up a drawing that she has made at the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek Macedonia border on March 18, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece. The eight-year-old from Aleppo in Syria has been drawing a series of pictures depicting her families plight and their exodus to Europe only to be stranded at the Idomeni refugee camp. Many of the thousands of migrants stranded at the border camp are saying they are awaiting the outcome of the EU summit currently being held in Brussels. The decision by Macedonia to close its border to migrants last week has left thousands of people stranded at the Greek transit camp. The closure, following the lead taken by neighbouring countries, has effectively sealed the so-called western Balkan route, the main migration route that has been used by hundreds of thousands of migrants to reach countries in western Europe such as Germany. Humanitarian workers have described the conditions at the camp as desperate, which has been made much worse by recent spells of heavy rain. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Photo: Matt Cardy
Photo: Matt Cardy

This 8-year-old refugee uses drawings to show her journey from Syria

Ever wonder what a Syrian refugee's trip from war-torn Aleppo to a camp in Europe looks like? 

An 8-year-old refugee's drawings give a glimpse inside her and her family's journey to Greece.

Shaharzad Hassan is one of nearly 10,000 refugees waiting at the Greek-Macedonian border.

But the border, a common migrant passage into Europe, has been closed since February — leaving refugees in limbo.  

Her drawings reflect her life in Syria. They show Syrian President Bashar al-Assad surrounded by money as Syrian aircraft drop bombs outside, ISIS pushing out residents as pro-Syrian fighters lie dead next to Syrian flags, and a crowd of Syrian people surrounding an aid worker for food and other necessities. 

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They also show her family's boat trip across the Aegean Sea — a journey that's killed hundreds of refugees since the start of 2016.

And finally their arrival in Greece.

The saving grace for Shaharzad seems to come from Greece, the European Union and Kurdish forces. She draws them all holding torches of freedom.

This video includes images from Getty Images and a clip from the United Nations.

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