Newsround: Leah Answers Your Questions About Escaping The War
The civil war in Syria moved into its third year earlier this month. For a special Newsround programme called Escaping the War, Leah travelled to the Zaatari refugee camp in neighbouring Jordan to find out what life is like for the children of the Syrian war.
For more information about the war in Syria, see the What's happening in Syria and will the violence end? story.
After the programme you asked Leah questions about her experience in the refugee camp, via the CBBC Messageboards and here is what she said.
Did it make you realise how lucky we are compared to them? - PurpleBrainyMosquito
Leah: In Some respects the refugees that I met were the lucky ones. After all they escaped the violence. However, I did find myself appreciating my family, friends and home even more than I did before. You realise how brave the refugees are rather than feeling luckier than them."
What was the landscape like? What were the people like? How did you feel when you were travelling? - BlushCuriousMango
Leah: The landscape is flat, dust and rocky. And travelling around the site was at times very busy. I never felt unsafe but there was also so much going on.
Has the trip changed you in any way? - RedVioletDiscoGrape
Leah: It made me feel like I wish I had visited Syria before the violence started. People told me stories of how beautiful it was. It has also made me value all the things I have in my life even more.
Was there anything that was scary while you were there? - RedIcicleGoldfish
Leah: There was nothing scary at the camp. We weren't allowed to stay there overnight because it was dangerous. During the day the camp was just very busy.
Do you always have fun on your adventures? - BlueWittyLemon
Leah: It's always great to meet new people and hear their stories.
If you could give the refugees three things, what would they be? - BrownSillyKiwi
Leah: They already have the most important thing: they have hope for the future. That alone will get them through hard times.
Did the children seem sad? - VioletSunnyElephant
Leah: The children didn't seem sad all the time. They were smiling and playing football or going to school..they had adjusted to their new lives very well.
Was it what you expected? - VioletSunnyElephant
Leah: I didn't expect to meet so many brave children. For many they had seen horrible things but they were strong.
What would you think if London went through this? - CrimsonBakingPrimrose
Leah: People stick together when situations get bad. I'd like to think if I had my friend and family with me I'd be okay.
What are the conditions like at the camp? - RubyTwirlingDudette
Leah: The conditions in the camp are basic - people had food and shelter. Children could go to school in the mornings and the some of the older kids could play football.
What was it like being in Syria? - IndigoPopularBluebird
Leah: I was in Jordan 9 miles from the Syrian border.
Did you feel awkward because you saw what happened to the people in their country but in your country it's fine? - JadeLightningOrchid
Leah: I didn't feel awkward because I was there to do a job. I was there to bring the stories of Syrian children to you guys. I felt that was important and I felt proud I was able to do that
How did you feel when you met the Syrian kids? - RoseAwfulLeopard
Leah: Syrian kids are like any other child - they have hopes and dreams. Most of all I felt they were being so strong by carrying on as best they could.
How can we help them? - RedBlackSewingCarrot
Leah: By telling all your friends to watch Escaping the War. It's important that people everywhere are aware of what's going on.
When do you think they will be able to fix the problem? - CrimsonMoonButterfly
Leah: That's such a difficult question. I guess time will help and camps like Zaatari help those who have nothing to rebuild their lives slowly.