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Hanan and Lian


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. They spent 14 hours with their mother Razan, detained at the airport until they were finally put on a plane back to Jordan. Back to refugee life. Razan, Hanan and Lian were headed to the US for reunification. Hanan and Lian, who have not seen their father in 2 years, had drawn pictures to give to him when they arrived.

Fadi, Hanan and Lian’s father, is a Syrian refugee living in the United States. The family fled from the Damascus countryside and ended up in Jordan. After one year in Jordan Fadi traveled to the US and applied for asylum. After 2 months in a detention center, he was finally approved. He then applied to have his wife and daughters join him. After a very very long wait, Razan and the girls were granted Visas to reunite with Fadi; and on Saturday, they boarded their flight to the US. They never made it.

Now with a loss of funds from travel, and after leaving their small apartment, they are left with uncertainty about what to expect next. The family is back in Jordan scrambling to find a place to stay, and the funds to afford rent, food and utilities. As you can imagine the entire family is exhausted and devastated. Urgent donations are needed ASAP to to get them reestablished with accommodation in Jordan.

UPDATE Feb 2nd, 2017:

Thanks to the tireless work of so many, the Department of Homeland Security authorized the girls and their mother to enter the United States. They landed at JFK in New York City at 4pm on Thursday, Feb 2nd and after several hours of processing, reunited with their father, and became free to enter and live in the US. The campaign goal has been updated to help cover legal expenses, extra flight costs over the last week and general living expenses to help everyone get settled.


Jackie Tarascio
$9500 Goal

We all saw the protests. Here is a chance to help a family that was directly affected. I was notified of this family’s situation while they were stuck in Kiev. Emails, phone calls and messages were madly bouncing from Europe to USA trying to locate volunteer lawyers to go intervene at the airport in Ukraine while the family was detained. Volunteers worked non stop urgently trying to find a way to stop them from being sent back to Jordan. Then this message came in “they are on their way to the airplane.”

Tears and heartbreak were felt by many as we waited for an update. Six hours later, “they are in Amman, Jordan.”

During our networking for help, contact was made with both Newsweek and NBC. We hope by some miracle it helps. Meanwhile are now urgently trying to raise money to get the family help in Jordan. Can you help? Every little bit helps. $350 will pay rent. $600 will cover rent and food for 1 month.

[Related NBC Story: LINK]

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Contributors will be provided with a local address to send food, clothes, school supplies and letters of support directly to the family’s door. This is a great way to build one-to-one relationships and potentially provide more needed support down the road. Plus, everything included in the $5 reward.


Attend a live video chat session with the host and refugee. Introduce yourself and time-permitting, spark up a conversation along with others involved in the campaign. A translator will be provided for English when needed. Plus, everything included in the $5 and $15 rewards.


Engage in a 30 minute one-to-one live video chat. An arabic translator will be provided for French or English. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15 and $25 rewards.


Everything in the $45 reward, four times! You can give them away to others or enjoy them all yourself. Each of the four rewards comes with everything offered in the $45 reward and below.


Thinking of traveling? Humanwire can help with recommendations for your itinerary. This could be a great opportunity to meet and connect more closely with the refugee family that will be benefitting from your contribution. For dinner, Humanwire will provide local transportation for everyone. Also, everything included in all prior rewards.

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