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Florida was raising her family with her husband in the Democratic Republic of Congo until her life was changed forever. Florida explains: “I was 6 months pregnant when my home was invaded. My husband and first born child were outside the house preparing to go for business the next day and were killed. The group
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14.29%
1 Sponsor
200 of 1,400 USD
Akram (9), Mohammad (8) and Sidra (12) lived near Damascus where their neighborhood was sieged by bombings and chemical weapons. When their home was destroyed by a shell, they fled with their mother to Lebanon. The siblings are currently attending school, but are in need of support to stay in school. Their mother lists the family’s
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5.56%
1 Sponsor
50 of 900 USD
Samira’s father: “We lived in Aleppo, Syria with my extended family. One day in March, 2014 while we were at home a shell broke through our roof and caused us to become so scared, we grabbed our kids and ran away immediately, leaving everything behind. First we moved to the Syrian-Turkish borders, but we couldn’t sustain life there.
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100%
38 Sponsors
4,668 of 2,275 USD
Pictured above, two of Mu’s three children. Mu was a professional weightlifter in Iraq and worked as a personal trainer with the U.S. military in Baghdad. One day he was driving with his 18 year old sister when militants forced his car off the road. Mu’s sister was killed in front of him in the confrontation that followed,
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27.00%
9 Sponsors
540 of 2,000 USD
Alex: “We were very very poor. My parents had eight children, and I’m right in the middle. My father worked for the municipality in Douala, Cameroon as a cleaner in the markets. My mother sold firewood. We didn’t have enough to live so we stayed with various family friends, on dirt floors. When the government of
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100.00%
11 Sponsors
750 of 750 USD
Shahed (21) fled her home in Aleppo, Syria when she was pregnant with her son Mohamed (2) in 2015. Mohamed was born partially paralyzed and suffers from seizures due to a surgery. The war has made it difficult for Shahed to get proper medicine and treatment for Mohamed in Syria, so she fled with her
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12.55%
12 Sponsors
690 of 5,500 USD
Dalal (28) with her mother Mariam (64) and her niece Ghazyeh (7) outside their tent in Lebanon. Dalal lived a peaceful life with her family in Al Jnenah, Syria until one day while out of town working a harvest, received news that her home was destroyed by a bomb. Her brother Yasser died in the
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11.67%
2 Sponsors
70 of 600 USD
Obada (25) was transported to Lebanon to receive medical care after his leg was severely injured during an air raid in his hometown of Homs, Syria. His brother was killed. Obada’s mother, wife, nephews and niece followed him to safety in Lebanon. Obada still struggles from the injury to his leg and has trouble walking.
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100.00%
1 Sponsor
2,000 of 2,000 USD
Zakiyeh (14) and Shifaa (10) grew up in Syria with their extended family before the war shook up their life. The girls stopped attending school, fear of violence escalated and eventually their mother Hawaa decided to flee to Turkey. Hawaa is an experienced seamstress and found work in a sewing shop in Istanbul. She would like to
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42.90%
12 Sponsors
429 of 1,000 USD
Zaina and her youngest son Mahmoud (1) lived in Al Raqqa, Syria until May, 2016. She enjoyed a peaceful life raising her children until their home was bombed leaving her son Khalil (7) with severe nerve damage in his face. With their home destroyed, Zaina fled with her children to Lebanon. As a single mother of
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42.14%
4 Sponsors
295 of 700 USD
Marwa has not seen her husband Raje since 2015. They both worked as teachers in Deir ez-Zur, Syria until an extremist group took control of the area. The group requested Raje begin teaching their guidelines, which were based on violence and killing, to the children. He refused and his only option was to flee, leaving
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62.93%
23 Sponsors
1,246 of 1,980 USD
 From Darriah, Syria, Omar (10), Khaldoun (3) and Khalid (9) are pictured in their refuge in Amman, Jordan. The three kids with their mother Rama (31) and father Ahmad (45) left their demolished home in Darriah, Syria in April 2013 and fled directly to Jordan where they have been living since. Having studied in Damascus
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13.50%
3 Sponsors
270 of 2,000 USD
Originally from Homs, Syria these three siblings sleep in a tent on farmland in Lebanon with their other three siblings. After their family’s house was pillaged of everything including even their refrigerator, stove and washing machine, and after their father was kidnapped (and luckily returned unscathed), they fled years ago. Having spent most their lives moving
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45.31%
8 Sponsors
290 of 640 USD
Yusuf (2), pictured in Turkey, only knows a life of displacement. In Syria,Yusuf ‘s mother Maryam worked from home making clothes for a living. When she was pregnant with Yusuf, her husband was killed in a bombing. Despite being pregnant, Maryam fled for Turkey with her son Khaled (12), daughter Aia (4), her brother Nayef and his children. Now
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100%
14 Sponsors
1,684 of 1,500 USD
Aisha (22) fears for her life. Originally from Afghanistan, she lived as a refugee for sixteen years in Pakistan with her family until forced back to her home country by the Pakistani government. A few weeks into rebuilding their lives in Afghanistan, a man asked Aisha to marry him. Her family tried to explain that
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100.00%
5 Sponsors
2,000 of 2,000 USD
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“I lived in the city of Aleppo with my family. In the beginning of the war, the region was bombed heavily by shells. We were scared for our lives. A piece of shrapnel broke into our home and hit my husband in the leg. After that, we left everything and fled to Lebanon. Here in
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10.40%
4 Sponsors
208 of 2,000 USD
When heavy bombing began in their hometown of Damascus, Heba (9), Sara (5) and Sali (8) fled to Jordan with their parents. The girls’ father Mohamad said, “I do not know if our house was destroyed by a bomb or not. But we decided to flee – for our lives and for our children.” In
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50.25%
27 Sponsors
1,005 of 2,000 USD
Traumatized from bomber planes flying overhead, Ivan (5), Anas (6), Iywan (2) and their 14 year old cousin Shayar were forced to flee their home in Syria. Shayar’s parents had already fled to Germany and so he traveled along with his aunt, uncle and cousins. First, they went to Turkey but they found no support.  They
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58.72%
10 Sponsors
2,377 of 4,048 USD
Ayat (20) fled Syria in 2015 with her husband Eyad (19) after militants took over their village in Al Raqqa. “The strict laws prevented women from leaving their homes. We were scared!” Now living in Lebanon, Ayat and Eyad need basic necessities like food and blankets as well as help paying off their debts. Eyad
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35.00%
11 Sponsors
700 of 2,000 USD
Sisters Alaa (12), Marah (11) and Qamar (1) stand outside their temporary shelter in Lebanon. They fled their home in the countryside of Damascus with their brother Amer (8) and parents after a shell fell on their home due to the intense fighting. Thankfully the family was not injured, but the children are still traumatized.
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31.67%
9 Sponsors
475 of 1,500 USD
Shahed (11) and Adel (14) live in a Lebanese refugee camp with their mother Hajar and six siblings. Hajar, a busy single mother, explains why they fled their home in Syria: “I was living in a town called Al Ashrafyeh in the city of Aleppo with my family. There were heavy bombings by tanks, shells
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46.50%
8 Sponsors
1,395 of 3,000 USD
Rahaf (5) and her older sister Farah (7) stand in a temporary camp in Lebanon. The girl’s fled their home in Syria with their mother Amineh when fighting made it unsafe for them to stay. Just as they planned to flee to Lebanon, their home was destroyed in a bombing. In Syria, Amineh worked in harvest,
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37.00%
7 Sponsors
925 of 2,500 USD
Aziza lived with her family in Syria before the violence erupted in their hometown. She was separated from her son Ahmad (6) during a bombing and she feared the worst. Luckily she was reunited with her son, and from then on vowed to never let her children’s life be in danger again. Aziza now lives
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71.50%
9 Sponsors
715 of 1,000 USD
Sisters Nour (3) and Soaad (7) live in a camp in Lebanon with two other sisters and their widowed mother Sumaya (24) who explains why they fled their home in Syria: “In 2012, the regime army came to our region to arrest the people who were joining the demonstrations. They would break into houses at
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94.20%
26 Sponsors
1,413 of 1,500 USD
Khaldie and her husband Ramadan are both in their late twenties: a young couple full of promise for their lives together. Living happily in the region of Octobre Dam in Syria, they never anticipated that their lives would change so drastically. Caught in an area torn by extremist groups, each day they faced possible kidnapping,
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21.50%
16 Sponsors
645 of 3,000 USD
Shaha and her aunt Khadija stand before their tarp-tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. In Syria, Shaha attended school through the 6th grade, and used to work as a seamstress, however, due to the war and subsequent displacement, she’s unable to study and has yet to find work. Shaha lived in the countryside of Al Raqqa.
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2.20%
3 Sponsors
55 of 2,500 USD
Noura and her husband Mahmoud fled Syria after their small town in the countryside of Aleppo was bombed. Before their lives were turned upside down, Noura worked as a seamstress while Mahmoud worked in construction. Today, they don’t have a source of income and struggle to provide their daughters with basic needs. Only 2-months-old, Maisaa
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32.00%
9 Sponsors
320 of 1,000 USD
Sabah (7) and Aya (6) stand outside their rented shelter in Bekaa, Lebanon. Originally from the countryside of Aleppo, Syria, their town was repeatedly caught in the crossfire. They were regularly bombarded with bombs and gunfire, and unfortunately a bomb hit their home one day killing their young brother Mahmoud. With no home left, the girls fled with their family
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64.00%
11 Sponsors
1,920 of 3,000 USD
Natali (7) and her brother Mohammed (8) fled their home in Syria with their parents after their city was blockaded by the regime. Without a safe place to go, they travelled to Turkey. Now living in uncertainty, their father Fadi occasionally has work as a painter but the inconsistent income makes it difficult to provide even
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17.00%
6 Sponsors
340 of 2,000 USD
Suha (17) and her brother Waseem (13) pictured in their shelter in Lebanon, February, 2017. Their mother Shadia: “We were living in Lattakia, Syria when the revolution broke out. My husband’s brother was living in the city and was killed by a missile as he was walking.  Airplanes hit our neighborhood frequently at the time,
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29.25%
2 Sponsors
146.26 of 500 USD
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