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I was living with my family in Al Tabka, Syria when the war came in 2013. The Free Army clashed with the regime’s military and along with fighting on the ground, there was bombing from above. The Free Army drove the regime out of our region and then turned their aggression on the residents. They told us
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13.06%
10 Sponsors
780 of 5,974 USD
Asmaa and Rihaana’s family fled Syria in early 2014 when day-to-day life became too dangerous to work or attend school. Though now in Turkey, their lives prior to this point were far from easy. They have been on the move, following work and looking for any opportunity. After falling further and further in debt as
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100%
10 Sponsors
5,485 of 1,000 USD
Born and raised in Syria, Husam was on his way to visit a friend near his home in the Damascus countryside in December of 2013 when he was caught in an air raid. Hit by shells, Husam was rushed to the hospital for a “fast operation” where he lost both of his lower legs. Husam made
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6 Sponsors
1,692.69 of 1,000 USD
 Lin (3) with her grandmother Amineh, July 2, 2016. Their house in a Palestinian refugee camp in Daraa, Syria was bombed. There was extensive bombing in the region and everyone living in the area left. Lin’s father is missing, and her uncle was captured. Lin’s mother, Alla, lead the rest of her family (including her
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76.50%
3 Sponsors
765 of 1,000 USD
Khitam (5), Faisal (6) and Raghad (2) pictured in their camp in Lebanon. Along with their mother, Turkyeh, the family escaped Syria in 2013 just as the war entered their village. Their neighbors have since reported that their home was completely destroyed. Now in Lebanon with nowhere to return, the family faces more urgent concerns. Faisal
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88.00%
31 Sponsors
3,080 of 3,500 USD
Khalsa in Lebanon with her two children, Fatima and Mohammad, November 3, 2016 . “I lived with my husband and two children in Al Saan, Syria. We would travel regularly to the province of Tartus to tend and milk our sheep. One night while camping there with our flock, strangers came into our tent, attacked us, terrified
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100%
3 Sponsors
575 of 500 USD
Reem
Urgent
Hala (14), Gazal (10) and Firas (7) are currently living with their parents in Istanbul, Turkey. They were forced to flee their village in central Syria when their home and supermarket were bombed and destroyed. The traumatized family sought refuge in northern Syria, however, wherever they ran, bombings followed. Eventually with no safe place to hide and no means to support a
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84.83%
12 Sponsors
848.34 of 1,000 USD
Rimes, Malek and Abdul are pictured in Turkey, September, 2016. Their mother Rania describes why the family fled Syria: “Our family lived in Eastern Aleppo. I was a teacher and my husband was a tailor. Our children were all in school. Then the war started. For three years there was no water or electricity. Food was scarce.
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3.90%
6 Sponsors
195 of 5,000 USD
Meryem (7-months) shelters in Turkey with her parents and three siblings after narrowly escaping the war in Syria. Meryem entered the world through an emergency c-section after her mother was struck by a vehicle during her seventh month of pregnancy. With down syndrome and heart complications, Meryem’s first months of life have been trying. Her condition requires surgery
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21.00%
5 Sponsors
210 of 1,000 USD
“I lived in Al Sahel, a village in the province of Al Raqqa, Syria with my husband and kids. The regime’s army bombed the village by aircraft, then the Free Army entered and clashed… We were very scared because most of the houses around us were destroyed and after that the Free Army fled,  ISIS entered
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100%
7 Sponsors
2,550 of 2,500 USD
Mohammad (4) and Hilal (7) have only known a life of war and refuge. In 2013 they fled their village in Syria after ISIS moved into the area bringing forced religion and denying citizens their basic human rights. Suffering from throat cancer, their father Jassem was denied treatment in the ISIS-held village and thus the
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76.25%
8 Sponsors
1,525 of 2,000 USD
Tahani (3) in pictured in front of her tent in Lebanon. Her mother, Shamsa: “I was living with my husband Hassan and our children in a village called Al Mansora in Syria. Hassan worked as a porter and I cared for our six children. Al Mansora was a quiet place until the war. The Free Army came
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59.56%
26 Sponsors
1,489 of 2,500 USD
Areej’s mother: “During the beginning of 2015, ISIS invaded our village Maadan, Al Rakka and started killing people, stealing and destroying houses. As luck would have it, they took over a building right next to our home and made it as a jail. My husband was too afraid to stay because they were arresting men and
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42.17%
13 Sponsors
1,265 of 3,000 USD
Ahmad (right), Qatr (left) and Nour (front) fled the war in Syria with their parents in August of 2015, hoping for a better life. Unfortunately it was not to be. The kids’ father passed away in his sleep after inhaling too much smoke, a result of hazardous conditions, attempting to keep warm without adequate ventilation last winter. Now fending for herself and
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36.25%
11 Sponsors
725 of 2,000 USD
Brothers Mohammad (11), Darwish (9) and Ali (13) fled the war in Syria with their family in the middle of 2015. Their father Ahmed was a truck driver and seasonal laborer in the Al Rakka region and when their neighbor’s house was bombed they decided to leave immediately. Since arriving in Lebanon they have amassed
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56.84%
24 Sponsors
1,421 of 2,500 USD
Hermine was married to a soldier in Cameroon and has 6 children. When her husband refused to follow illegal orders to sell weapons and uniforms, their family was threatened. A group of soldiers came to her house to torture and abuse her in front of her children. Because of this horrific event, Hermine lost the
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69.23%
27 Sponsors
2,077 of 3,000 USD
Ziad
Urgent
Bassam and Wessam both suffer from cerebral palsy and require medical treatment.  Mohammed, the youngest of the three siblings, may also have cerebral palsy. Due to lack of funds the family has been unable to get Mohammed to a doctor for evaluation. When asked about their most pressing needs, beyond medical care for the kids, the kids’
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74.25%
59 Sponsors
2,970 of 4,000 USD
Fatima pictured with her two daughters Shaymaa (5) and Nour (3) inside their shelter, September, 2016. In November, 2015, a bomb struck Fatima’s home in Syria. Knocked unconscious, neighbors pulled her out of the wreckage and rushed her to the hospital. As soon as she was physically able, Fatima and her two daughters fled Syria
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66.00%
5 Sponsors
330 of 500 USD
Shaymaa (4) is Syrian and her sister Sham (1) was born a refugee in Lebanon. In early 2014, after a routine trip to the store for food and diapers, the girls’ father Ghassan was arrested and continuously beaten until their uncle was able to pay enough to free him. Immediately following this incident the family
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100%
68 Sponsors
7,145 of 5,000 USD
Jack (32) fled Syria after losing his family’s hotel business to the ongoing civil war. Pressured to pick a side, he fled the country to avoid having to choose between taking up arms or going to jail. In Syria, Jack faced discrimination due to his ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. After fleeing to Istanbul, he
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65.00%
5 Sponsors
1,560 of 2,400 USD
Hamudi (4) once lived in Aleppo with his parents and two siblings. After a sniper moved into the building next-door, life for Hamudi’s family became dangerous. They mostly stayed at home for fear of being shot. The sniper occasionally shot incendiary bullets to start fires, and after the family fled their home, it was burned down.
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37.50%
7 Sponsors
375 of 1,000 USD
Abed (8) lives in Lebanon with his father, mother and two brothers. When he grows up, he said he wants to be a teacher and own a taxi, a horse and a palace. Abed’s father, Jamal, worked in Lebanon before the war, and when the war started, quickly moved his family to the country. Unfortunately over the
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36.33%
9 Sponsors
1,090 of 3,000 USD
Why did you flee your home? “There was an airplane in the sky starting to bomb our town. We left suddenly and traveled to Turkey. When we returned to Syria a year later we found our house in ruins. We traveled back to Turkey and lived in Hatay but life was hard there so we
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100%
27 Sponsors
2,015 of 2,000 USD
Amara
Urgent
Amara ran her own tobacco store in Al Bayada, Homs, Syria while her husband, Shitawi (60) traded goats and sheep. After their home was bombed in April, 2012, the family fled. Doumoue (13) works on a potato farm for $4/day which accounts for the only income in the family. The family was hosted via Humanwire in
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11.00%
15 Sponsors
550 of 5,000 USD
As shells exploded overhead, sisters Hanan and Hanin fled their village of Adnanie, Syria with their parents in 2015.  From taxis to rented tent space to a temporary makeshift dwelling, the family of four is just out of the war zone, but their journey into uncertainty has only just begun. The girls’ father Ali said he would like to return to
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47.50%
11 Sponsors
475 of 1,000 USD
Ahmad (3), Falak (7) and Hussein (6) fled from Syria to Lebanon with their parents Khalaf and Aziza in late 2013 after their losing their cousins to bombs. Aziza was as a tailor and Khalaf was a farmer but currently opportunities are scarce. Falak was not attending school in Syria, but is currently enrolled in
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23 Sponsors
2,150 of 2,000 USD
Little Osama (2), his mother Kafaa (22) and his father Obaid (27) fled their Syrian village of Al Adnaniyah last year: “In April 2015 extremists invaded our village. We had collected enough food to stay inside our home for three months. We were all scared and nobody even thought of going outside. In August, 2015
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50.75%
10 Sponsors
1,015 of 2,000 USD
Hasan (8) pictured with his grandmother, Halimah, in their camp in Lebanon. Hasan’s family fled their home in Raqqa, Syria, in late January of 2016. Now in Lebanon, the family lives in a tent borrowed from one of their neighbors. Hasan’s father works in Beirut and earns about $260 a month. Hasan’s mother wishes she
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100%
14 Sponsors
1,185 of 1,000 USD
Muhammed left his wife Julnar and their daughter Besan (6) in Syria after being compelled to fight for one of many factions. As one of the last into Turkey before the borders were sealed, Muhammed managed to get his family out just in time. After spending the bulk of their savings on plane tickets and relocating to Istanbul, Besan
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13.33%
1 Sponsor
100 of 750 USD
Manar (12) has been living in the Al Ziknaf refugee camp in Lebanon since July, 2016. When her Syrian village Al Hasakeh was attacked, she and her family fled to a neighboring village. As extremists systematically moved from village to village, the family decided that Manar, her brother Anwar (13) and sister Nora (15) would
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52.50%
9 Sponsors
525 of 1,000 USD
These are my two kids, Ghassan and Taim. My husband and I were living with his family in the Alkadam region in Damascus, in a rented house. The intelligence agents in that area apparently wanted to get my husband arrested. They wrote a report accusing him of dealing with the Free Syrian Army. He was
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8.00%
4 Sponsors
200 of 2,500 USD
Mrs Al Jasem from Syria: “Our story is maybe different from others. We are from Shaddadi, a village near Al Hassakeh which was invaded by extremists and where the whole story begins. We were living in hell under the new rules. We couldn’t go outside our home unless in full Nikab. Everyday they killed someone
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0.00%
0 of 5,000 USD
Khoula is Kurdish, once living peacefully in Minbij, Syria. Khoula and her husband worked hard over the years to care for their family with government licenses to sell bread. When rebels entered Minbij they seized their licences. When her husband continued to sell bread, he was killed. She had no choice but to flee. Now
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49.27%
11 Sponsors
985.5 of 2,000 USD
At age 8 Muhannad is now farming potatoes for $2 a day. “Our home was completely bombed, but we were lucky that we were not at home that day. It was a miracle we survived the bomb. We decided that it was time to leave the country after five years of living in fear.” The family
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82.00%
20 Sponsors
1,640 of 2,000 USD
“Our house in Aleppo was close to the frontline of the war and was bombed. We moved to another house and that was also bombed. I still have burns over a large portion of my body that have not received adequate medical care. We had to leave Aleppo because of the situation there.” After this upheaval,
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37.16%
44 Sponsors
1,858 of 5,000 USD
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