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A volunteer hairdresser from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) wearing a face mask and gloves cuts the hair of an internally displaced boy, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A volunteer hairdresser from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) wearing a face mask and gloves sprays the hair of an internally displaced boy, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A volunteer from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) entertains internally displaced children, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A volunteer from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) distributes face masks to internally displaced children, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A volunteer hairdresser from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) wearing a face mask and gloves cuts the hair of an internally displaced boy, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A volunteer hairdresser from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) wearing a face mask and gloves cuts the hair of an internally displaced boy, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Internally displaced children queue to have their hair cut by volunteer hairdressers from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR), ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A volunteer from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) entertains internally displaced children, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Volunteer hairdressers from the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR) wearing face masks and gloves cut the hair of internally displaced children, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an IDP camp in Idlib, Syria May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Updated 21 May 2020

In Syria's war-torn Idlib, travelling barbers bring children relief

At a soccer stadium in Syria's Idlib re-purposed to shelter people displaced by war, children are being offered a service highly sought after since the coronavirus pandemic set in: a haircut.
The camp is one of several in Syria's war-torn northwest region where makeshift barbers are being set up by the International Association for Relief and Development (ONSUR), part of a project to bring relief to children during the Eid holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.