A few weeks ago, Laila, a 7-year old girl, began a trip that she will remember for her entire life – the one that took her from Gaza to Paris to be reunited with her family.

Her journey involved a whirlwind of emotions: from the sadness of leaving behind her grandmother, uncles and extended family in Gaza, the fatigue of traveling more than 24 hours crossing several countries, to the sheer joy of hugging her parents and two sisters again in Paris after three years apart.