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Olive lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo until 2002 when her town was invaded due to the war. She managed to escape to a neighboring town, but her family was killed. The war continued to spread and Olive was forced to flee to Rwanda, suffering a gunshot wound and severe burns. After living
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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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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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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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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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9 Sponsors
540 of 2,000 USD
Abbas (3), Sidra (2) and Qamar (5) only recently fled their home from the northwest of Homs, Syria. Their father Hamza explains: “We moved to many different houses trying to avoid the bombings. We even stayed in semi-destroyed houses sometimes. At one point I was hit in the hand while trying to hide with my
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Mouawya (10), Sedra (12) and Aysha (7) are the youngest of 6 kids. They spent their childhood in Aleppo, Syria until the civil war began. Danger crept closer and closer and their home was bombed. The family remained however, hoping the war would pass and they would not be harmed. When their home was bombed
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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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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 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
Riad (61) earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and worked for the Syrian defense ministry for 15 years before starting his own company. But when conflict broke out, Riad’s life was greatly affected. Many of his family members were killed and Riad himself was captured and tortured several times by extremists. This caused him
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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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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

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