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From Syria, Shadia (8) takes shelter in Lebanon with her parents and six siblings. Her family has been displaced from their home since 2014. Shadia’s father Abdel Aziz told us about their situation: “In February of 2014, ISIS invaded our town Qornata in Al Rakka and started arresting people and committing massacres. We were too
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100.00%
23 Sponsors
2,000 of 2,000 USD
Khalaf (1) stands outside his family’s tent in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Khalaf’s mother and father, Matara and Ali, fled their home in Syria in mid-2016. Terrorists had been in their area since 2014. “They were killing people to steal their money,” said Matara. “Then they clashed with ISIS in 2016 and were defeated,
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5.00%
4 Sponsors
100 of 2,000 USD
Mousa (9) and Hajar (7) are originally from Ashrafieh Aleppo, Syria. They fled their home in 2012 and have been in a makeshift camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon since September, 2014. The kids were in primary school before the war broke out and said their top wish is to return to school. Their parents said
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100%
11 Sponsors
1,120 of 1,000 USD
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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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17.17%
16 Sponsors
515 of 3,000 USD
My name is Ghoroub (34), I work in the potato harvest. I earn $4 per work day. I am from Hama and was living in a village called Tal Al Tout. In the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, there were people from our village that participated in peaceful demonstrations but once after a
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13.75%
11 Sponsors
275 of 2,000 USD
Widower Rihab explains why she fled with her six children from Syria: “The neighborhood that we used to live in was not safe at all, since the conflicts between the two parties was right in front of our house. There was always a raid, a surprise attack or they used to enter our house and
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33.33%
11 Sponsors
1,000 of 3,000 USD
Rania’s girls, Yasmin (10) and Nur (7) in Istanbul, Turkey. Their mother explains their situation: Before the Syrian unrest, my husband and I were living in Damascus with our son and three daughters. I worked as a professional art teacher and my husband worked in the shoe trade. Syria was a safe place then, but
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0 of 1,500 USD
The kids’ mother Hevin explains why the family fled Syria for Turkey: “I was living with my mother in law in the family house in Aleppo. I had three kids there. We helped each other. My husband had an accident with an elevator. He broke his back and spent a year in bed. Eventually he
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47.32%
28 Sponsors
1,183 of 2,500 USD
“Before the war ethnicity didn’t matter. We’re Kurdish, our neighbors were Armenian, we all lived together. This all came out as part of the ugliness of war,” says Halil about the discrimination he faced in Syria because of his Kurdish identity. His family fled Aleppo to the countryside, but the ugliness followed them there. People
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80.00%
5 Sponsors
1,600 of 2,000 USD
On April 2012, clashes started between Kurds and the Free Army in our town Al Ashrafieh in Aleppo. The Kurds dominated our area and started kicking people out of their houses. Our home was bombed and our town became a territory for the Kurdish Army. We were forced to leave. We took what we could
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36.00%
11 Sponsors
360 of 1,000 USD
When ISIS invaded our town, Tal Abyad – Al Rakka, we were too afraid to stay. They started arresting men and forcing them to join their groups. They started killing people right in front of our eyes and hung their heads in public. We haven’t seen this in our lives! Not even in movies. They
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68.84%
20 Sponsors
3,442 of 5,000 USD
Fatima stands near the edge of her camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, November 2016. Her father Abbas explains why the family fled their home in Syria: “In 2012 I was living with my wife, mother and kids in Al Tabka, Al Raqqa when the regime army began bombing our region by barrels and missiles. Suddenly,
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56.00%
6 Sponsors
280 of 500 USD
Maria and Limar in Jordan, 2016. Their father ِAbd Al Fattah explains why they fled Syria: I lived with my family in Al-Musayfirah in southern Syria where the peaceful demonstrations began and the regime’s army faced the people with guns. On 24/10/2011, the regime began breaking into houses, arresting people randomly and I was among
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15.20%
10 Sponsors
380 of 2,500 USD
Ali Ibrahim (4 months) in his mother’s arms in a refugee camp in Lebanon. “The main reason that led us to flee our home is the lack of food and means of living. We were living in a siege between the regime and the Free Army in our village in Aleppo. We couldn’t go outside,
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17.80%
13 Sponsors
890 of 5,000 USD
Aisha holds her second youngest child, Shaymaa (2), in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Aisha and her husband Youssif fled with their five children from Syria in 2012. Their home was surrounded by fighting and bombing so with nothing left, and otherwise in constant fear of losing their children, they knew it was time to
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11.67%
7 Sponsors
350 of 3,000 USD
Omar (13), Serda (11), Moaaweya (9) and Iesha (5) are the youngest of six kids. They spent their childhood in the beautiful city of Aleppo, Syria. Then the civil war began. Danger crept closer and closer until it was upon them. The family home was bombed. The family remained however, hoping the war would pass
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32.00%
5 Sponsors
960 of 3,000 USD
Abdelrahman’s family fled from Raqqa, Syria. All of their savings went to smugglers on the road to Turkey. Newly arrived in Turkey, Abdelrahman’s mother and father are an elderly couple and no one will put them to work. They have gathered money from acquaintances to put a roof over their heads and both his mother and
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5.62%
1 Sponsor
45 of 800 USD
Ghassan has been living in a refugee camp in Lebanon his entire life. His parents fled their home in Aleppo in 2014 militants began arresting the men in their region. Ghassan will never experience the home his parents occupied in Syria as they found out it had been destroyed by barrel bombs. Ghassan’s mother, Aysha,
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56.85%
24 Sponsors
3,695 of 6,500 USD
Syrians Hoda (21) and Ahmad’s (16) stand beside their tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Their sister, Nidaa (25), tells their story: “The main reason that lead us to leave our home in Tal Tamr is the starvation that happened when ISIS and the Kurds were fighting together. Around 200 people died from starvation and no
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18.50%
7 Sponsors
370 of 2,000 USD
Ammar (12) grew up in the countryside of Homs, Syria until military clashes in his neighborhood with aircraft and guns left his house bombed. Ammar’s family escaped to Lebanon in February, 2013. Though they expected the war would end sooner making it safe to return home and rebuild anew, they remain stuck as life passes by. The family listed blankets,
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80.75%
7 Sponsors
1,615 of 2,000 USD
Hadi (9) stands before his cinder block shelter in Lebanon, November 2016. Hadi said he enjoyed studying in school before he was forced to flee his home in Damascus, Syria, at the age of five. Clashes between the forces in his neighborhood and then bombings by air were never ending as the family moved from village
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100%
15 Sponsors
1,089.6 of 1,000 USD
Sedra (9) in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, November 2016. Sedra’s mother Zaina explains why they fled Syria: “I am from Al Abbadeh in the countryside of Damascus and was living with my husband and children. In 2012, the clashes began between the Free Army and the regime’s army. We were bombed by aircraft and tanks – they use a
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100%
6 Sponsors
1,005 of 1,000 USD
Aya and Marwa are four-year-old twins. Their mother explains how they ended up in Lebanon: “In 2013, I was living with my husband and daughters in a village called Taqsees in the countryside of Hama, when the Syrian regime entered our village and clashed with the Free Army. They began bombing us by aircraft and
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96.50%
38 Sponsors
1,930 of 2,000 USD
Aisha’s father, Hasan, describes how they came to be in Istanbul: “Our hometown in Al-Raqqah, Syria was under Daesh’s control and was constantly being shelled by the government. There were no jobs and nothing to eat. There were severe restrictions on everyone, women and men. We borrowed money to pay a smuggler to take us across the border to
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9.38%
4 Sponsors
75 of 800 USD
Shahed (4) and Hisham (3) in front of their tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, November, 2016. The kids’ father Ahmed explains why the family fled Syria: “In 2012 I was working in Lebanon but my family was still living in our home in Al Tabka, Al Raqqa when the demonstrations began. It was peaceful at
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100%
18 Sponsors
2,115 of 2,000 USD
Ahmed Omar (29) is at the center of his family’s attention. Pictured here in Turkey with his parents, his wife Azize and their son Mohammed after fleeing their bombed home in Aleppo. Ahmed’s mother Khadjie explains: “The most important thing is to get medical treatment for my son. He has a parotid tumor. We went
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0.00%
0 of 2,500 USD
Abd Al Karim (14) from Syria in front of his family’s tent in Lebanon, November, 2016. His mother Bordah explains how they ended up here: “I was living with my husband and my kids in Al Sabkha, the countryside of AL Rakka when ISIS entered. They imposed strict laws on us, requiring long dresses and
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30.00%
9 Sponsors
300 of 1,000 USD
Kholoud (6) and Salah (4) next to their tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The kids’ mother Shoaa explains why the family fled Syria: “In 2011 the planes began bombing my town Al Bayadah in Homs. With all of the houses destroyed around ours, I was so afraid for my children. They could not sleep or go to
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20.50%
6 Sponsors
205 of 1,000 USD
Ilham and her daughter Fatima are pictured in Istanbul, Turkey, November, 2016. “My husband is an idealist. He was always very vocal about disagreeing with government actions. When the situation in Syria worsened, his criticism became even louder and eventually he was arrested. When he was released, we decided to leave the country and came
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6.72%
6 Sponsors
336 of 5,000 USD
“Our home was bombed and all means of supplies were cut off from our village. ISIS invaded Al Hassakeh, our home town and we were very afraid of staying there… Either we stay and get killed by ISIS or leave and save our lives. We chose to leave. My husband, Sobhi, he couldn’t make it
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51.40%
26 Sponsors
1,285 of 2,500 USD
Fatima is from Aleppo and found herself suddenly in the middle of clashes between the Syrian army and rebel forces. Everything in her home was completely destroyed. She and her husband Ahmad first fled to Turkey and rented a house where they remained for two years. Ahmad found enough work to support the family but often didn’t get paid and eventually fled
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100%
3 Sponsors
5,666.57 of 4,860 USD
Israa (4) is pictured here in a camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon where she’s lived her entire life. Her mother and father, Dalal and Abdallah, fled for Lebanon after a rocket leveled their home in Aleppo, Syria. After seeking refuge at a neighbor’s house, which also became destroyed, they knew their only chance for life
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100.00%
6 Sponsors
500 of 500 USD
Lina and her son, Aghyad, near their refugee camp in Lebanon, November 2016. Lina’s family lived in Der Baalbeh, Syria which became a target for the Syrian army. The army continually raided the village to capture and execute the men. Her husband and brothers fled and she does not know if they have reached safety. Lina never heard
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100%
24 Sponsors
2,395 of 1,500 USD
Nazha recalls her journey to Lebanon:  I lived with my husband and young daughter in the Al Tabqa, Syria when the war began. The free army and regime army started to clash in our area. Warplanes were dropping bombs. Weapons of all sorts were being fired on the streets. There was no safe place to stay. It got
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29.40%
9 Sponsors
1,470 of 5,000 USD
Wael (6) and Majed (8) are pictured in their refugee camp in Lebanon, October 2016. The kids’ mother Futaim explains why the family fled: “I come from Al Mansoura in Syria. I lived there with my husband, a shepherd, and our seven children. We lived a quiet life there until 2013 when ISIS came and began
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59.50%
17 Sponsors
1,190 of 2,000 USD
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