Mohamad Othman remembers going on school trips to ancient archaeological sites in Syria, never imagining one of them would become his home.
Othman and his family have been living in a tent amidst ancient ruins at Sarjableh near the Turkish border since fleeing for their lives some 2-1/2 years ago during a government offensive in northwestern Syria.
Rocks gathered from the site anchor down their tent, one of several dozen that are sheltering families who have fled their homes during the decade-long Syrian war.
Today "the children live in the ruins and mud," he said. "The situation is very desperate," he said.
"Our one demand is to return to our villages."
(Picture Editing Kezia Levitas; Writing Tom Perry; Text Editing Philippa Fletcher; Layout Kezia Levitas)