Iman, 25, poses for a portrait with her 2-year-old son, Ahmed, her 1-year-old daughter, Aishia, in the Nizip refugee camp in Turkey. They fled Aleppo after Iman lost five relatives to fighting and their home was destroyed. The most important thing Iman was able to bring with her is the Koran she is holding. She says that religion is the most important aspect of her life, and that the Koran inspires a sense of protection.
World Refugee Day: Syrians' Stories Of Escape, Survival
More than 1 million Syrians have been forced to leave their country, seeking refuge in neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and elsewhere. Fearing reprisals, many have had to conceal their intentions to escape, bringing little with them as they fled to the border. In this photo series for the UN refugee agency, marking World Refugee Day on June 20, photographer Brian Sokol asked Syrian refugees, "What is the most important thing you brought from home?" (13 PHOTOS)