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Ritaj (8), Alaa (9) and Mohammad (11) in their refugee camp in Lebanon In 2012, the children’s family was forced to flee their village of Al Abbadeh in the eastern part of Damascus, Syria. The family has been living in a tent for the past four and a half years with limited access to healthcare,
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38.00%
8 Sponsors
950 of 2,500 USD
From Syria, Safa’s kids reading after school. Safa is an educator, a mother of two children, a loving wife and a dedicated daughter in-law. Her days consist of looking after the members of her family, working to get her children educated and trying to find employment for herself to make rent payments. In 2015, shells
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7 Sponsors
793.68 of 500 USD
Sabah and Ali’s mother Noura explains why the family left their home country of Syria: “We were living in a town called Darya in the countryside of Damascus where the regime army and free army clashed by guns, aircraft and barrel bombs. We felt so scared because militants were taking women and girls to arrest
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10 Sponsors
941.11 of 1,000 USD
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My husband left to Germany before us and as we haven’t been able to reunify, my two children and I fled Syria with a smuggler. We spent five days in the forests between Syria and Turkey unprepared as the smugglers lied to us and told us it would be very easy. The weather was cold,
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98.15%
44 Sponsors
3,971 of 4,046 USD
Hindirin (top row, second from left), Mahmoud (far right) and Delvin (front row, second from right) live with their parents and young siblings in southern Turkey. Their family fled their home in Damascus, Syria  in early 2013 when the bombing in their area became too intense. Though they are only 11, 10 and 9, all
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44.40%
13 Sponsors
1,865 of 4,200 USD
Maram (pictured) is five-months-old and was born in Lebanon after her family fled violence in Syria in 2012. Her parents Rana and Imad lived a happy life in Damascus. Imad (34) grew and sold flowers and Rana raised the kids. Sadly Rana’s two brothers were killed after a strike broke into their home. A year
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80.00%
31 Sponsors
2,000 of 2,500 USD
Amale (6) before her shelter in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2017. Amale, her younger brother and parents were living in a small town east of Damascus when militants entered and began attacking. The family moved to another town further north for two months until they were exposed to further violence. Amale’s father Omran was wounded in
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20 Sponsors
1,572.45 of 1,500 USD
The Akhras family was living in a small town on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. In 2012, militants attacked, bombing houses all around them. After moving from house to house, village to village, the family was unable to find safety and fled to Jordan. In Jordan, Mr. Akhras found work at a chicken restaurant, having
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9 Sponsors
1,535 of 1,000 USD
Hadil (3) lives in Lebanon with her parents and baby brother. On the day her parents were married in Al Abbadeh, Syria in 2012, the Free Syrian Army clashed with the Syrian Armed Forces, forcing the newlyweds to flee to Adra. They remained in Adra for two years until the Syrian Army came and arrested
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22.57%
2 Sponsors
395 of 1,750 USD
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From Syria, meet Mahmoud (14). He is the oldest of five children living with his parents in Istanbul. The extended family group comprises eleven people, including eight children and two women who are pregnant, all living in two dilapidated, cold rooms. In addition to being cold and small, their building is infested with rats and scorpions, their
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71.00%
27 Sponsors
1,420 of 2,000 USD
camara
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Camara (20) fled his home country of Guinea in 2012. Camara has a high school diploma and was a football player and painter. After the death of his father, due to the lack of stability and job opportunities in Guinea, Camara left for Morocco. In Morocco, he met is now wife Emilie (18), a skilled
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31 Sponsors
3,226 of 2,000 USD
rafah and mustafa
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Rafah and Mustafa fled their home in Syria in early 2016. After a horrifying journey by foot between Syria and Turkey, they continued on, eventually to Greece. Now awaiting reunification with her husband in Germany, Rafah and her son have been living in a squat with three other families and nowhere else to go. “We
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27 Sponsors
4,920 of 4,400 USD
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In 2013, Mona (right) was living with her husband in Syria. They lived in the countryside of Homs but their village was bombed and their home was destroyed.  They first fled to a neighbor and moved on to several areas searching for a safe place to live, but each time there was more bombing forcing
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31.50%
8 Sponsors
315 of 1,000 USD
From Syria, Wiam (6) stands in front of her tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, January 2017. In Syria Wiam’s father worked at a textile factory in a village in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus. In August, 2013, they had to leave. Wiam’s mother Fatima explains: “The bombing was so heavy over us. We moved from our region
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68.86%
23 Sponsors
1,205 of 1,750 USD
Kamel, his wife Lama, and their daughters Tiba (8) and Marwa (4). Kamel was an employee of the Ministry of Education and small business owner before he and his wife Lama were forced to flee Iraq in September 2015. Facing political violence, the family was finally granted asylum in Turkey after weeks of living in hiding.
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41.51%
17 Sponsors
1,453 of 3,500 USD
Jordan
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Ahmed’s father Amer brought their family to Jordan after his shop and livelihood was destroyed by a bomb. Ahmed suffers from a blood disorder that requires very special care, care that is not available in Jordan. Registered with the UNHCR, Amer is not allowed to legally work yet he said he has no choice. He’s
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75.00%
3 Sponsors
750 of 1,000 USD
Louay-1
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Louay’s mother Fatima explains: “I was living in Al Qaboun in Damascus with my husband and kids when the demonstrations began and the regime army entered our region. They began bombing and arresting people so I took my kids and left to another region where my mother lived. We stayed there for about a year
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44.60%
13 Sponsors
1,115 of 2,500 USD
From Liberia, Armend has been living in China for the past 10 months, sleeping on the living room couch of a kind friend he met after arriving in March, 2016. Armend’s life was disrupted in mid 2014 when the Ebola outbreak ended the lives of all of his immediate family members. Armend was a sophomore at
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74.81%
12 Sponsors
1,122.2 of 1,500 USD
Ayah
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Ayah, under a year old, lives with her parents in Turkey. Her parents met in Baghdad where they fell in love but faced many problems because of their different religious backgrounds. Hussein is Shia and his wife is Sunni which is not tolerated well in Iraq. To establish a safe life for themselves, Hussein moved
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100.00%
6 Sponsors
500 of 500 USD
Inamullah is from Afghanistan but was living in Pakistan with his family last year and working as an English teacher when local government officials told all Afghan refugees to leave the country. He fled with his family back to their hometown in Ozbeen, Afghanistan. Ozbeen is not an easy place to live, it’s been under
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30.14%
21 Sponsors
1,055 of 3,500 USD
Wahiba and her three kids in Istanbul, January 2017, three years after fleeing their home in Syria. When bombs and snipers first entered their peaceful town, Wahiba fled with her children for Turkey. Her husband Muhammed remained attempting to earn money for his sister’s family. Fear of being arrested or forced to join a military
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10 Sponsors
947.81 of 500 USD
Moumina, an art teacher from a village near Damascus, Syria, was separated from her husband, Haitham, on their wedding day due to heavy bombing raids that also destroyed the family’s home. The newlyweds fled separately and waited for the violence to ebb, then made their way together to a town northeast of the city. Conditions were no better
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61.67%
23 Sponsors
925 of 1,500 USD
Bilal and Yazan pictured outside their tent in Lebanon, January, 2017. The boys lived in Homs, Syria near a government security facility that was the site of military clashes. “A shell broke into our home when we were in it,” their mother Amina said. “We were terrified and ran away.” The family (mother, father and five
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3 Sponsors
515 of 500 USD
fadi
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From Syria, Hanan (8) and Lian (5) are seen here stuck in the Kiev, Ukraine Airport on January 28th, 2017. Traveling from Jordan, they were blocked from their connecting flight to the United States just hours after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all Syrians from entering the country. They were trapped.
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87.05%
145 Sponsors
8,270 of 9,500 USD
“I was a chef in Rue Casaneuve, a big restaurant in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon. I was also part of their culinary program which allowed people to work and get their culinary degree at the same time. Like all young men, I had a big vision for my life. I wanted to improve myself
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74.33%
21 Sponsors
2,230 of 3,000 USD
Igor and Josele are originally from the Congo, having both fled due to the war and violence ever present in their home country. Josele was pregnant when this photo was taken in early January, 2017. She has since given birth to a baby girl. The family of three is in Istanbul. Though Igor originally held
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88.25%
11 Sponsors
882.46 of 1,000 USD
Warda explains: “I was living with my husband Khair and two sons in the Ghouta of Damascus, Syria, where we were bombed by shells. One day, we were at home when a shell broke into our neighbor’s house and the wall fell on my son Ahmad (20) – he was wounded by shrapnel. We ran
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59.00%
3 Sponsors
295 of 500 USD
The hands of one of Badriya’s children after rummaging through garbage all day. The four kids fled with their mother from Syria in November of 2016 after witnessing their father’s death in an air strike. The family’s home was in central Aleppo and they lost everything in their journey to Turkey. Since arriving a few
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39.04%
17 Sponsors
937 of 2,400 USD
Fatima and her five children fled war torn Syria in 2014 after a bomb landed on the roof of their building. This is a photo of three of Fatima’s children: Abdulrahman, Besher and Jad. Fatima’s most pressing concern is the health of Abdulrahman, the eldest, who suffers from epilepsy as a result of a blood
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100%
9 Sponsors
1,105 of 1,000 USD
Serge
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Serge and his mother originally lived in the west African country of Cameroon. In 2007, Serge’s father left for Turkey to find work and bring the rest of his family to live with him. After seven years of unsuccessful attempts to reunite the family, Serge’s mother, Adele finally made it to Turkey with just Serge. When her husband
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