Humans of Syria: Objects of pity or attractive prospective employees?

by Daniel Elkan

Shiar and Shireen Kanjo are Syrian refugees. But, first and foremost, they are an English teacher and a civil engineering undergraduate who dreams of becoming an architect. Photo: Daniel Elkan/IRIN

Objects of pity or attractive prospective employees? The Syrians landing on the beaches on the Greek island of Lesvos have some serious CVs. IRIN aid policy editor Imogen Wall spoke to some about the professional skills they have to offer Europe, and their career ambitions.