Once I realized that the young refugees had important things to convey about their experiences, their current physical surroundings and emotional lives, I reached out to the UNHCR network to help connect me. I also found my subjects more informally–while walking down the street in Beirut, at a community center in southern Turkey, in vast refugee camps, and simply by following leads. There were several key UN information and registrations officers who, once I put the word out, worked tirelessly to track down subjects, arrange interviews, translate, and even help me with my gear. I really have them to thank. Once I established a relationship with the teens they were all eager to open up. They had been sitting in silence, overwhelmed by the traumatic shift in their lives and they needed to tell their stories.