The committed teen believes education is her ticket out of this fraught situation and she works to impress this ideal on the other girls in her Azraq refugee camp
Somalilandsun – A Syrian girl, Mezon Almellehan, is being hailed as the ‘Syrian Malala Yousefzai’, the young Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pakistani girl that won international acclaim for her outspoken campaign to empower girls and women around the world.
After fleeing the horrors of her country’s bloody civil war, Mezon Almellehan and her family made their way to Jordan where they faced a slew of new struggles, but the 16-year-old’s resolve has remained unshaken.
According to The Huffington Post The committed teen believes education is her ticket out of this fraught situation and she works to impress this ideal on the other girls in her Azraq refugee camp. Continue reading The ‘Malala of Syria’
“I am honored to mark my 18th birthday with the brave and inspiring girls of Syria. I am here on behalf of the 28 million children who are kept from the classroom because of armed conflict. Their courage and dedication to continue their schooling in difficult conditions inspires people around the world and it is our duty to stand by them,” “On this day, I have a message for the leaders of this country, this region and the world – you are failing the Syrian people, especially Syria’s children. This is a heartbreaking tragedy – the world’s worst refugee crisis in decades.”
Said Malala Yousefzai’, the young Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pakistani girl during a visit to Syrian where she Marked 18th Birthday In Solidarity With Syrian protégé
The ‘Syrian Malala’ with BBC 100 Women
Muzzon Al-Mellehan is a 17-year-old Syrian who fled war in her homeland in 2013.
Muzzon and her family have lived in refugee camps in Jordan for two years, where she has been dubbed the ‘Malala of Syria’ for her campaign to keep Syrian girls like her in the camp’s makeshift school, rather than being married off.
In a Video produced by Dina Demrdash and filmed by Joe Inwood She talks to the BBC 100 Women season about her campaign and what life is like for young girls in refugee camps.