"Don't judge us too harshly, we've been through an awful lot"

‘I came as a humanitarian, I came wanting to help to offer the skills that I had to help mainly women and children here.

‘It’s constant bombings, it’s constant people fleeing, it’s people fleeing, it’s pulling bodies from houses, it’s pulling children from houses as they collapse.

‘I would say that for the women that are still there and for the children, that if you want to leave, come, you’ll be OK.

‘And I would say for the families back home, don’t judge too harsh.