But with the conflict still raging after four years, many children have never known a life outside the camps. More than four million Syrians are now hosted by neighboring countries while an additional 7.6 million people have been displaced within Syria.
Women in Syria have been targeted by Syrian security forces during the revolt and civil war, rights groups say.
Thousands have survived rape and torture and Syrian jails have filled with women and girls.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that more than 200,000 people, including thousands of women, are held in Syrian regime detention centres.
For the children living in the dusty refugee camps near the Jordanian-Syrian border, the tiniest things spark joy.
• Syrian girls 'sold' into forced marriages Michel Tubiana, EMHRN president, urged the international community to exert "intense efforts" to help such women.
"Intense efforts need to be made at international level in order to provide women who have been exposed to grave violations with adequate rehabilitation and protection mechanisms," he said.The children’s lives may have been turned upside down, but the photographer says he struck by their resilience and optimism.The parents, meanwhile, merely dreamed of a better life for their kids than what they had experienced themselves.Although the area is best known for Za’atari, the huge refugee camp that opened in July 2012, most Syrian refugees live in unofficial tented settlements on the outskirts of the city. Many people told Muheisen that while the official UNHCR-run camps have better facilities and support, they would feel trapped and crowded there.They seek a greater sense of community and independence, preferring to move around and find work outside to provide for their families.But with the Syrian crisis showing no signs of abating and refugees continuing to flee the war-torn country, it’s unclear if that better life will be within reach any time soon.