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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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14.29%
1 Sponsor
200 of 1,400 USD
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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5.56%
1 Sponsor
50 of 900 USD
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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100%
38 Sponsors
4,668 of 2,275 USD
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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100.00%
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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12.55%
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
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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100.00%
1 Sponsor
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
Marwa has not seen her husband Raje since 2015. They both worked as teachers in Deir ez-Zur, Syria until an extremist group took control of the area. The group requested Raje begin teaching their guidelines, which were based on violence and killing, to the children. He refused and his only option was to flee, leaving
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62.93%
23 Sponsors
1,246 of 1,980 USD
 From Darriah, Syria, Omar (10), Khaldoun (3) and Khalid (9) are pictured in their refuge in Amman, Jordan. The three kids with their mother Rama (31) and father Ahmad (45) left their demolished home in Darriah, Syria in April 2013 and fled directly to Jordan where they have been living since. Having studied in Damascus
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13.50%
3 Sponsors
270 of 2,000 USD
Originally from Homs, Syria these three siblings sleep in a tent on farmland in Lebanon with their other three siblings. After their family’s house was pillaged of everything including even their refrigerator, stove and washing machine, and after their father was kidnapped (and luckily returned unscathed), they fled years ago. Having spent most their lives moving
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45.31%
8 Sponsors
290 of 640 USD
Yusuf (2), pictured in Turkey, only knows a life of displacement. In Syria,Yusuf ‘s mother Maryam worked from home making clothes for a living. When she was pregnant with Yusuf, her husband was killed in a bombing. Despite being pregnant, Maryam fled for Turkey with her son Khaled (12), daughter Aia (4), her brother Nayef and his children. Now
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100%
14 Sponsors
1,684 of 1,500 USD
Aisha (22) fears for her life. Originally from Afghanistan, she lived as a refugee for sixteen years in Pakistan with her family until forced back to her home country by the Pakistani government. A few weeks into rebuilding their lives in Afghanistan, a man asked Aisha to marry him. Her family tried to explain that
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100.00%
5 Sponsors
2,000 of 2,000 USD
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“I lived in the city of Aleppo with my family. In the beginning of the war, the region was bombed heavily by shells. We were scared for our lives. A piece of shrapnel broke into our home and hit my husband in the leg. After that, we left everything and fled to Lebanon. Here in
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10.40%
4 Sponsors
208 of 2,000 USD
When heavy bombing began in their hometown of Damascus, Heba (9), Sara (5) and Sali (8) fled to Jordan with their parents. The girls’ father Mohamad said, “I do not know if our house was destroyed by a bomb or not. But we decided to flee – for our lives and for our children.” In
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50.25%
27 Sponsors
1,005 of 2,000 USD
Traumatized from bomber planes flying overhead, Ivan (5), Anas (6), Iywan (2) and their 14 year old cousin Shayar were forced to flee their home in Syria. Shayar’s parents had already fled to Germany and so he traveled along with his aunt, uncle and cousins. First, they went to Turkey but they found no support.  They
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58.72%
10 Sponsors
2,377 of 4,048 USD
Ayat (20) fled Syria in 2015 with her husband Eyad (19) after militants took over their village in Al Raqqa. “The strict laws prevented women from leaving their homes. We were scared!” Now living in Lebanon, Ayat and Eyad need basic necessities like food and blankets as well as help paying off their debts. Eyad
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35.00%
11 Sponsors
700 of 2,000 USD
Sisters Alaa (12), Marah (11) and Qamar (1) stand outside their temporary shelter in Lebanon. They fled their home in the countryside of Damascus with their brother Amer (8) and parents after a shell fell on their home due to the intense fighting. Thankfully the family was not injured, but the children are still traumatized.
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31.67%
9 Sponsors
475 of 1,500 USD
Shahed (11) and Adel (14) live in a Lebanese refugee camp with their mother Hajar and six siblings. Hajar, a busy single mother, explains why they fled their home in Syria: “I was living in a town called Al Ashrafyeh in the city of Aleppo with my family. There were heavy bombings by tanks, shells
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46.50%
8 Sponsors
1,395 of 3,000 USD
Rahaf (5) and her older sister Farah (7) stand in a temporary camp in Lebanon. The girl’s fled their home in Syria with their mother Amineh when fighting made it unsafe for them to stay. Just as they planned to flee to Lebanon, their home was destroyed in a bombing. In Syria, Amineh worked in harvest,
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37.00%
7 Sponsors
925 of 2,500 USD
Aziza lived with her family in Syria before the violence erupted in their hometown. She was separated from her son Ahmad (6) during a bombing and she feared the worst. Luckily she was reunited with her son, and from then on vowed to never let her children’s life be in danger again. Aziza now lives
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71.50%
9 Sponsors
715 of 1,000 USD
Sisters Nour (3) and Soaad (7) live in a camp in Lebanon with two other sisters and their widowed mother Sumaya (24) who explains why they fled their home in Syria: “In 2012, the regime army came to our region to arrest the people who were joining the demonstrations. They would break into houses at
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94.20%
26 Sponsors
1,413 of 1,500 USD
Khaldie and her husband Ramadan are both in their late twenties: a young couple full of promise for their lives together. Living happily in the region of Octobre Dam in Syria, they never anticipated that their lives would change so drastically. Caught in an area torn by extremist groups, each day they faced possible kidnapping,
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21.50%
16 Sponsors
645 of 3,000 USD
Shaha and her aunt Khadija stand before their tarp-tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. In Syria, Shaha attended school through the 6th grade, and used to work as a seamstress, however, due to the war and subsequent displacement, she’s unable to study and has yet to find work. Shaha lived in the countryside of Al Raqqa.
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2.20%
3 Sponsors
55 of 2,500 USD
Noura and her husband Mahmoud fled Syria after their small town in the countryside of Aleppo was bombed. Before their lives were turned upside down, Noura worked as a seamstress while Mahmoud worked in construction. Today, they don’t have a source of income and struggle to provide their daughters with basic needs. Only 2-months-old, Maisaa
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32.00%
9 Sponsors
320 of 1,000 USD
Sabah (7) and Aya (6) stand outside their rented shelter in Bekaa, Lebanon. Originally from the countryside of Aleppo, Syria, their town was repeatedly caught in the crossfire. They were regularly bombarded with bombs and gunfire, and unfortunately a bomb hit their home one day killing their young brother Mahmoud. With no home left, the girls fled with their family
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64.00%
11 Sponsors
1,920 of 3,000 USD
Natali (7) and her brother Mohammed (8) fled their home in Syria with their parents after their city was blockaded by the regime. Without a safe place to go, they travelled to Turkey. Now living in uncertainty, their father Fadi occasionally has work as a painter but the inconsistent income makes it difficult to provide even
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17.00%
6 Sponsors
340 of 2,000 USD
Suha (17) and her brother Waseem (13) pictured in their shelter in Lebanon, February, 2017. Their mother Shadia: “We were living in Lattakia, Syria when the revolution broke out. My husband’s brother was living in the city and was killed by a missile as he was walking.  Airplanes hit our neighborhood frequently at the time,
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29.25%
2 Sponsors
146.26 of 500 USD
Hasnaa stands with her three children at the edge of their makeshift refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, February, 2017. Originally from Aleppo, Syria, Hasnaa’s husband Khaled noted “When the revolution began I had already been working as a soldier. The army forced me to stay with them for about four months, and then allowed me to
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0.00%
0 of 1,500 USD
Nadia (27) with her son Mazen (2) outside their tent in Lebanon, March, 2017. Before Mazen was born, Nadia fled Syria with her husband, Mohammad (27), in 2013 when extremists invaded their town. Fearing for their safety and livelihood, they fled to Lebanon. Mazen was born in 2014 and only knows life as a refugee.
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100%
24 Sponsors
3,150 of 1,500 USD
Maya (44) with her mother and son in their shelter in Iraq. Maya is an internally displaced widower from Sinjar, Iraq, currently living with her elderly mother and two of her six children near the border with Syria, west of Mosul. When ISIS attacked her home in 2014, she immediately fled after four of her six
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34.00%
28 Sponsors
1,020 of 3,000 USD
Before conflict came to Syria, Walid (6), Khaldyeh (5) and Ghadeer (4) lived with their parents and younger sibling Ihklas (3) near Aleppo. Their father Jaber Wadi (27) worked as a shepherd and their mother Midala was studying. One day in 2013, Jaber Wadi had been to the bakery when, without warning, a shell dropped on
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100.00%
22 Sponsors
2,000 of 2,000 USD
Twins Baraa and Yasmin (8) with their sister Alaa (6) outside their shelter in Lebanon. Their mother Wafaa explains why they fled their hometown of Hama, Syria in 2014: “The army came to our town and clashed with the rebels and then our town was struck by missiles, shells and guns. When we were at home a
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0.33%
1 Sponsor
5 of 1,500 USD
Ilaf (9), Alma (2) and Ismail (5) stand outside their tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. In 2014, ISIS invaded their hometown in the countryside of Al Raqqa, Syria. Their mother Basma said she was afraid to leave their home for daily errands and needed goods and services became rare and expensive. Basma said she made
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53.04%
4 Sponsors
1,485 of 2,800 USD
Four years ago, the Hamudi family was living happily in Aleppo, Syria until militants began dropping bombs and shells near their home. Afraid for their lives, the kids’ parents Mohammed (37) and Fatin Jedaan (34) made the difficult decision to flee for the border. Now sheltering in Turkey, they have no access to a stove
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100%
11 Sponsors
1,860 of 1,500 USD
Ali (32) holds his 5-month-old twins Farah and Ahmad outside their tent in Lebanon. Ali worked in construction and when the war in Syria broke out, he traveled back-and-forth to Lebanon in search of employment. In 2015, when their home no longer felt safe, his wife Zakyeh (37) followed to Lebanon to protect the family.
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76.13%
19 Sponsors
1,142 of 1,500 USD
Rajwa (14) and her sister Amina (12) live in a tarp tent in Lebanon near the border with Syria. Their mother Futaim explains why they fled their home in 2014: “I was living in the east of Al Raqqa with my extended family. There was bombing and clashing between the groups. We were all so
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75.00%
25 Sponsors
1,500 of 2,000 USD
Sisters Sedra (12) and Noor (28) seen here with their widowed mother Faiza. The girls father Adnan passed away in 2011 from cancer. Shortly after that, their house was destroyed by a rocket. Faiza explains: “The walls, furniture, all fell apart on us while we were inside. We went to sleep at 11:30 and woke up
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100.00%
1 Sponsor
2,000 of 2,000 USD
Nour, Mohammad and Hiba fled their home country of Syria with their mother in 2013 and the family has been seeking asylum ever since. Their father was killed in their schoolyard by a tank shell. They first fled to Arsal and were then moved to a refugee camp in Lebanon six months later. Hiba and her siblings
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100.00%
17 Sponsors
3,500 of 3,500 USD
Naya (6) and her cousin Abdelsalam (5) fled Syria in 2016 with their mothers when their home was destroyed by a bomb. Naya’s mother Waed (24) notes, “Our family was threatened and told either we had to leave or we would be killed. Those were our two options.” It was not an easy journey to Turkey.
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100.00%
2 Sponsors
2,000 of 2,000 USD
Aziza (73) and her daughter Nafaa (45) live in a tent in Lebanon. They fled their home in Syria after extremists took over their area.  “Extremists got into the region and they were taking a girl from every family, I felt so scared and decided to flee to Lebanon in 2014.” Aziza has glaucoma and high blood
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19.17%
2 Sponsors
115 of 600 USD
Hala left Syria with her sons, Fateh (10) and Ahmad (12), in March of 2017. “I lost my husband 3 years ago, he left the home to buy needs for us and didn’t return, and up until now I still don’t have any information about him. I stayed with my kids in the middle of the
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30.37%
14 Sponsors
1,974 of 6,500 USD
The only thing I want to do is take care of my mother and father. They are being threatened. I want to make a better life for my family and for my society. My mother’s biggest wish is that I get married. I’m not ready to get married yet, but I want to fulfill my
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0.42%
1 Sponsor
5 of 1,200 USD
Baryeh seen here with Sanaa (16) one of her two daughters. Baryeh explains why they left their home: “We lived in Al Tabqa, Syria with my husband. When the unrest began, the regime’s army began to clash with the rebels near our home. At first they were fighting on the ground, but eventually Al Tabqa was attacked by air
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34.37%
21 Sponsors
1,031 of 3,000 USD
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Hamza, pictured above, is suffering from tuberculosis, the treatment of which will last six months to one year. Although Hamza is currently being treated at the hospital, they are unable to keep him there for the required period of time. The family desperately wants to take Hamza out of the hospital but they will need to
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78.73%
17 Sponsors
1,181 of 1,500 USD
Alaa and her two-year-old daughter Shahd are Palestinians who were living in a refugee camp in Damascus. When it came under siege, they were transported to Idlib. Eventually Idlib became unsafe and they decided to escape to Turkey. “Someone loaned us the money to exit Syria and then provided us with a house in Turkey. Everyday we
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17.50%
4 Sponsors
350 of 2,000 USD
Zahar and her family of ten fled Syria for fear of their lives. Three militant groups clashed in their town. Now living under tarps in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, they hope to return to Syria should the country become safe again. Zahar’s daughters Fatima (19) and Halima (14) are the sole earners in the family. Both work in harvesting potatoes. In
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34.50%
6 Sponsors
345 of 1,000 USD
Warda (5) sits outside her family’s shelter in Syria. Her mother, Khaldiye, describes why she and her five children left their home in 2013: “The force was positioned in the area around the village barriers and they were bombing all over the place, day and night. We just couldn’t sleep from the fear, especially the
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100%
22 Sponsors
1,195 of 1,000 USD
Cudi (8) lives with her mother, father and brother in Istanbul after fleeing Syria in 2013. The family was living in Damascus, stuck in the middle of the fighting between two sides. An electrician, their father went into hiding to avoid being drafted. For about a year he stayed in the house and didn’t go
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100%
15 Sponsors
840 of 750 USD
Hayat is the mother of three children (two pictured). Her youngest, Jena, was born with a malformed skull that limited her brain’s ability to develop as she grew older. The doctors said she required surgery before she turned one, but because of the war she was unable to access medical care. Her father escaped to
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56.00%
4 Sponsors
280 of 500 USD
Shirin (4) and Cihan (1) in Istanbul. Their parents fled Syria in 2012. The kids’ mother Neyruz explains: “We lived in Aleppo for two years under bombs and air raids. There were no supplies, not even bread available.” After originally fleeing to Afrin, the family continued on to Turkey where they stayed in Neyruz family’s living room. The
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14.50%
5 Sponsors
145 of 1,000 USD
Mohammad (7), Khaled (1) and Hajar (5) pictured above with their mother Nibal stand before their plastic tent in a refugee camp in Lebanon. They fled their hometown northeast of Damascus in 2015 after living in peace and happiness for many years. The militants arrested Nibal’s husband and four brothers after receiving false information from
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4.60%
3 Sponsors
230 of 5,000 USD
Ahmad (11), Rahman (10) and Hamza (6) came to Lebanon with their mother Fadia and grandmother after their car was hit with a barrel bomb in their village in Syria. All five suffered minor injuries and continued on to Homs in search of the kids’ father. They found him working in a hospital in Homs
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93.11%
4 Sponsors
931.05 of 1,000 USD
School aged siblings Anas, Amal and Ahmad fled Syria with their parents Teiseer and Sumya after unrelenting bombings in 2012. Their home was under constant attack based on its proximity to the middle of the village. They moved to Homs and rented a house until the war followed and then moved to Yabroud where they sought
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100%
5 Sponsors
553.01 of 550 USD
Ibada fled Syria with his wife, his mother and his brother’s children in 2013 after their hometown in Syria was bombed. During the bombing, Ibada was shot in the foot and his brother was killed. Ibada still suffers from the injury and struggles to walk. He received immediate treatment from the Red Cross, but is
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48.60%
21 Sponsors
2,430 of 5,000 USD
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Mayar (6) and Meral’s (4) father Sharif explains why they fled their home in Syria in 2014: “We were living in Salamiyah where there were bombs and kidnappings happening all the time. There was a car bomb explosion in January 2013 that partially damaged our house. My son (Mayar) has been traumatized since that day. He
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100%
28 Sponsors
2,800 of 2,500 USD
Bayan (2) and Layan (4) have lived as refugees in a tent in Lebanon for their entire lives. The kids’ parents Mohammad and Souad left their home after it was bombed by shells during a clash between fighters in their neighborhood and moved in with Mohammad’s sister for a year until shells destroyed the streets around them again. At that
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80.00%
42 Sponsors
3,200 of 4,000 USD
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Eman’s two sons, Muhammed and Yamen, are pictured above. Eman and her boys lived in Aleppo where barrel bombs were a regular threat. Four buildings on her street were destroyed. When one bomb hit too close to their building, Eman hid her children in the closet to escape the shrapnel coming through the walls. That’s when
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20.33%
5 Sponsors
305 of 1,500 USD
Sahar and her son Arshia (11) sit on a park bench in Athens, Greece. They have been in Greece since October of 2016, and since that time have been trying to obtain adequate support. “My husband and several family members perished in an accident three and a half years ago. Ever since then, the government has
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10.64%
3 Sponsors
564 of 5,302 USD
In April of 2014, a rocket destroyed Aya, Iman and Abdel Al Rahman’s home in Syria. Four of their ten siblings were killed in the blast, and their father disappeared. Their mother, Shamsa, was left to care for the remaining family on her own. Now living in Lebanon, Shamsa and her kids are in dire need of support.
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64.53%
45 Sponsors
2,581 of 4,000 USD
Diye (43) is a single mother who fled her country for fear of the safety of herself and her kids. Not only is she separated from her husband, who abandoned her a few years ago, but she also lost one of her sons who was drafted into the army. Since the tragic death of her
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26.50%
6 Sponsors
265 of 1,000 USD
Rajib (29), originally from Bangladesh, is currently in Turkey. Rajib does not have a permanent occupation although actively picks up temporary positions as a manual construction worker. Rajib comes from humble beginnings. His father, a subsistence farmer raised him, his brother and three sisters in a small village outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh. At the age
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100%
7 Sponsors
607.78 of 500 USD
Amina and her kids in front of their plastic tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, January, 2017. “I was living in the countryside of Al Raqqa with my family. There was bombing by tanks, barrels and shells. My daughter was always crying, she was so afraid. With my husband we fled to Lebanon.” Now with a
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100%
38 Sponsors
2,540 of 2,500 USD
Waseem was still in his house in the countryside of Damascus as the soldiers and tanks deployed on his street. After a series of firefights, multiple stray sniper bullets hit his house and forced his family to flee to a safer area. The family of five moved five more times in the pursuit of safety
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32.67%
3 Sponsors
490 of 1,500 USD
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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100%
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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94.11%
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
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100.00%
1 Sponsor
10,000 of 10,000 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
Arin’s mother Huda describes why they fled their home in Shingal, Iraq: “When Isis attacked and surrounded our villages we fled for the mountains. My husband stayed with his cousin in Shingal to defend the city, and they were captured. They are either still alive in captivity or killed. I was pregnant with Arin (now
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100%
19 Sponsors
705 of 500 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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100%
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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100%
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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...[more]
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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100%
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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100%
27 Sponsors
4,920 of 4,400 USD
IMG_3039
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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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100.00%
4 Sponsors
1,000 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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100%
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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100%
3 Sponsors
515 of 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
Semir and Khunav
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“We are Yezidi from Iraq. ISIS surrounded our town on August, 2014 and began a massacre. They murdered our men and older women and took thousands of girls as sex slaves. We fled for the mountains, and because our children were so young, they almost died on the mountain without food or water. It was
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65.67%
14 Sponsors
1,970 of 3,000 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%
10 Sponsors
1,205 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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0.00%
0 of 500 USD
atef
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Atef enjoyed his job as head of a museum cultural  center in Damascus, Syria’s largest city. Syria had long been a mecca of culture, including the remains of ancient civilizations and masterpieces of art and architecture. He was proud to preserve that heritage, helping to make it accessible to other Syrians and the world as
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100%
20 Sponsors
3,040 of 2,000 USD
Muhammed (2) and Zeyna (1) are originally from Syria. Their parents, Yahya and Nada, were forced to flee their home in 2015 when security in their village was deteriorating.  While first fleeing to western Syria, eventually they were forced to move on due to the ever present violence. They tried first to settle in Istanbul
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36.75%
9 Sponsors
735 of 2,000 USD
Farah (5) is originally from Idlib, Syria but has been living in an IDP refugee camp inside of Syria on the border with Turkey since her home was destroyed in early 2016. Marah is one of nine siblings that are being supported by their widowed mother – their father was killed in the bombing that
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100%
15 Sponsors
2,702 of 2,000 USD
Amina’s five children pictured near their shelter in Turkey, December, 2016. Originally from Syria, the kids lost their father in 2012. He went to work one morning and never came back. Some have said he was arrested, others said he was killed. In early 2013, they found themselves in hiding as forces invaded their village
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100%
28 Sponsors
2,090 of 1,800 USD
Khaled (5) was just under a year old when his family fled their destroyed home in Al Tarimsa, Syria. Khaled’s father Ali was seriously wounded in the blast resulting in the amputation of one of his legs and the development of a severe infection. For treatment, the family was forced to make the hard journey to
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15.67%
7 Sponsors
470 of 3,000 USD
From left to right, Salam (6), Alaa (8), Fawaz (4) and Subhi (7) in their camp in Syria. The kids’ mother Suha explains why they fled their town in Idlib, Syria and how they ended up here: “Our village was being bombed which caused the full destruction of our house. That’s why we escaped. But my
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25.94%
17 Sponsors
1,297 of 5,000 USD
Abdul (4) and Mohammed (6) shelter in an IDP camp in Syria with their mother Rajaa. The family of three is from a small town between Idlib and Damascus. The vicinity became a front line for regime forces and rebels and thus suffered bombings and intense battles on a daily basis. In January of 2013, Rajaa’s husband left
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100%
15 Sponsors
1,050 of 500 USD
Mouhammad (12), Zahir (4), Osama (8) and Sidra (6) sit on the steps of their temporary shelter, south of Idlib, Syria. Ahlam describes the effect of the war on her family: “My husband was an activist and since the beginning of the war, he used to write poems, draw pictures and take photographs of everything that he
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73.50%
13 Sponsors
735 of 1,000 USD
عائلة عامر الدغيم- صورة جماعية
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Amer sits in his wheelchair with his children on his lap where they are located south of Idlib, near Maarat al-Numaan, Syria. The past four years of their lives have been filled with uncertainty and all they wish for is a return to normalcy. “Our village Kafrouma was near one of the largest military bases
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34.72%
37 Sponsors
1,736 of 5,000 USD
Shireen stands with her children outside their tent in Iraq. They are Yazidi, and were forced to flee their home in 2014 when Daesh took over their village. The family has been living in a refugee camp near the border with Syria ever since. Shireen’s husband was killed when Daesh first attacked in 2013. Though
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58.61%
14 Sponsors
1,172.15 of 2,000 USD
Hanin and her family fled Syria in March of 2016 and have been living in Greece camps since. Hanin is currently in the Softex camp with her three children and without her husband. Her children are 4 years, 2 years and 8 months. Her husband unfortunately ended up associating with the wrong type of people in the
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100%
23 Sponsors
2,316 of 2,305 USD
Murtada (8) stands in the shelter shared between himself, his parents and three other siblings in Jordan. Murtada’s mother, Suaad, describes why they fled their home in Iraq: “We used to live in Baghdad in an area called Al Salam. In 2009, my husband was working as a cleaner with the US military but was kidnapped
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48.00%
2 Sponsors
1,200 of 2,500 USD
Basma is pictured here with three of her four young children in Jordan. Originally from Syria, the family fled their home due to the civil war. The kids’ father left alone for Turkey in search for a better life for the entire family, but unfortunately, they haven’t heard from him since. Basma is supporting her children alone. The
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88.67%
22 Sponsors
2,660 of 3,000 USD
Ali and Family
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Ali Al Ibrahim fled Syria with his wife and their 4 children after their house was destroyed in a bombing.  His children became terrified by the sounds of airplanes flying overhead.  They survived the journey through Turkey and the perilous crossing to Greece in a dinghy only to arrive at the Greek-Macedonia border right after
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65.63%
33 Sponsors
3,812 of 5,808 USD
In 2012, Majd (12) and Marium (11) fled with their family from their home east of Damascus, Syria after clashes between the Free Army and the regime’s army entered their neighborhood. When their house was shelled, the family first moved to Sakba. The kids’ mother, Zahira: “In Sakba the situation was so bad, we suffered
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95.00%
15 Sponsors
950 of 1,000 USD
Mona (5) stands outside her plastic-tarp tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, December, 2016. Mona shelters here with her parents and three siblings. The family is originally from a small village in Syria east of Damascus, Al Abbadeh. In 2013, clashes erupted and her village was bombed. She escaped with her family to her grandparents’ home
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65.33%
25 Sponsors
980 of 1,500 USD
Marwa (3) is the youngest of the eight brothers and sisters. Hamza (8) wants to be a math teacher. The entire family lives in this tent encampment in Lebanon. Fatima, their mother, explains: “At the end of 2012, we were living in the city of Al Tabka when the regime army began bombing the city
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50.62%
43 Sponsors
2,531 of 5,000 USD
Aya and Alaa in Lebanon, December, 2016. The girls lived with their father in Syria but after he passed away, they were taken in by their uncle, Mohammad Nour: “In 2012, I was living with my wife in the countryside of Damascus in Al Tadamon when raids by the regime army began and bombings intensified.
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80.30%
41 Sponsors
4,015 of 5,000 USD
Ahmad is 9 and would like to be an Architect one day. His sister Malak is 5 and she would like to have a Barbie. From Kweres, Aleppo, they now live with their mom (Rafaa) and dad (Ibrahim) and five other sisters (ages 16, 14 year old twin sisters, 11, and 1) in a tent
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10.00%
1 Sponsor
100 of 1,000 USD
Ayda is from a village in Syria near Damascus. In 2012, she was studying Biology at the university but her life changed abruptly when her home was destroyed by bombs. Her family took shelter in the basement and then fled to another part of Syria. Having stayed close to a year, her father was arrested
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98.00%
9 Sponsors
490 of 500 USD
Twelve-year-old Mazen lives in Lebanon with his mother, father, and 15-year-old brother, Khalil. In the words of his mother, Najma, the family was “terrified” in their home in Al Raqqa when ISIS fought with the Syrian Free Army. “Hours after the clash, the Free Army told us to leave before the bombing started with heavy
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12.50%
4 Sponsors
1,000 of 8,000 USD
Batoul and Mohammad have been living in Lebanon since their family fled Syria in 2014. The family fled after their father Abd Al Hamid lost a part of the heel of his foot due to missile fire. The family as a whole suffers from medical issues; Abd Al Hamid with his foot injury and a hand
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82.25%
47 Sponsors
3,290 of 4,000 USD
Yasser and Abd Allah in their shelter in Lebanon, November 2016. Their family’s journey began in Syria in 2013 when they were forced to flee their village after rebels invaded and fighting began. After living in a school for five months, the fighting followed, so they fled to Lebanon. They’ve struggled to find adequate housing
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100%
44 Sponsors
3,040 of 2,000 USD
Kamar (24) and her daughter Israa (2) in Greece, 2016. “I moved to Aleppo when I got married. We began to receive threats and the fighting became more intense so we moved to Idlib.  Our house was bombed many times. We were only able to live in about 50% of the house as the rest
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100%
25 Sponsors
4,450 of 4,345 USD
Hasna and her daughter Halima stand in their refugee camp in Lebanon. Hansa: “In February of 2014 I took my two daughters and fled during a cold night, running away from ISIS. We met some neighbors who decided to leave to Lebanon and we took a bus from Al Raqqa to Damascus and then to
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30.90%
7 Sponsors
309 of 1,000 USD
Khatoun (4) stands near her tent in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Khatoun’s family fled their home in Syria in 2012, when she was just a few months old. They left suddenly in a panic and have since learned that their house was bombed. Now in Lebanon, neither of Khatoun’s parents are working due to
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86.40%
60 Sponsors
2,160 of 2,500 USD
Majd (14), Majed (7) and Mohamad (16) live with their older sister, Manal (18). In 2012, the kids fled with their parents from their village in Homs, Syria to Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Unfortunately the four children are no longer with their parents and have begun taking care of themselves. Their father kicked them out of
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87.07%
17 Sponsors
1,306 of 1,500 USD
Majd (12) and Boushra (7) stand in their refugee camp in Lebanon. Their mother Shamsa told us why she fled Syria with her seven children: “The shelling started in our village Al Dawadiyeh in Idlib. We first fled to the nearby village of Hamdania where my sister lives and my husband who was at work
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100%
81 Sponsors
3,235 of 3,000 USD
Mohammad and Lara fled from Syria to Lebanon with their parents and two siblings in early 2016. Forced from their home by militants, their mother Mariam explains: “I was living in my town Al Tabqa in the province of Al Raqqa with my husband and four children when ISIS attacked the city in 2014 and
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100%
40 Sponsors
3,080 of 3,000 USD
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
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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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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0.00%
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
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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100%
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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100%
24 Sponsors
2,300 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
Their father Khaled was a leader in his Syrian village before fleeing war. With a university education in computer and information systems, including work experience in engineering, in 2007 Khaled became mayor of his municipality. In 2011, Khaled’s house was exploded as a result of conflict with the Syrian Army and ISIS and thus he
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57.47%
45 Sponsors
2,873.72 of 5,000 USD
Doa (6) and her brother Yusuf (10) are part of a large family of Syrians once living a progressive and productive life in Aleppo, Syria when everything became disrupted by war. Their father Ahmet owned and operated an HVAC factory but lost all of his assets to the war, including the destruction and pillaging of
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100%
21 Sponsors
6,470 of 3,000 USD
Balkis and Shahed
Urgent
Sisters Balkis (3) and Shahed (4) pictured beside their tent in Lebanon, August 2016. Abdel from Al Rakka, Syria:  “In the summer of 2012, there were collisions between the Syrian Free-Army and the Regime. The food supplies were cut off and we couldn’t eat or even get milk for my new baby girl . I decided
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92.47%
164 Sponsors
18,494 of 20,000 USD
Salah (3) was born in Damascus, Syria as his parents slept in open fields, schools, abandoned buildings – anywhere they could find a calm sky. Now in Lebanon, three years later, the family is unsure if they will ever return to Syria, stay in Lebanon or find a home abroad. Salah’s father Walid is an
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22.50%
16 Sponsors
450 of 2,000 USD
Over five years ago Wassim’s life in Darya Damascus turned to chaos. His family fled Syria just in time…their house was destroyed by barrel bombs on their way out. Now ten-years-old, Wassim has spent half his life on the run. Currently stuck in a tent in a refugee camp in Lebanon, Wassim is eager to
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99.97%
20 Sponsors
2,999 of 3,000 USD
Shaymaa (4) may not remember the shells and barrels in the sky. She was four months old when her family made repeated attempts to escape under helicopter fire. Now living in a tent with her mother and two siblings in Lebanon, Shaymaa dreams of reuniting with her father who recently made his way to Sweden.
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100%
70 Sponsors
6,626 of 6,500 USD
Abdullah Hasan (3) was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon. His father Mohamad fled Aleppo in early 2013 moving from village to village in search of safety but eventually left the country a few months later. After arriving in Lebanon, Mohamad fell in love with Amira and the couple had two kids, Abdullah and
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51.65%
14 Sponsors
1,033 of 2,000 USD
Samah left Syria with her family after a rocket shell destroyed their home in Aleppo. Now living in Istanbul, Samah remains undeterred from her dream of studying architecture. In Aleppo both of Samah’s parents were engineers but since leaving her father has picked up a factory job earning far less than the family needs to
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52.73%
34 Sponsors
4,218.2 of 8,000 USD
Derya (8) and Peyal (5) fled Kobani, Syria after militants stormed their town and shelled their house in December, 2014. The girls and their parents, Kameran and Fadilia, escaped to the border of Turkey where they stood trapped between violence and a barbed wire fence. The family made their way through but remain in Diyarbakir
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100.00%
11 Sponsors
1,000 of 1,000 USD
Iman
Urgent
Iman (4) was born in Syria and fled war with her parents to Lebanon when she was just an infant. Now the oldest of three, Iman helps to look after Seif (3) and Nermin (2) who were born stateless. Iman’s father Jassem was a driver in Syria but has been unable to secure consistent work.
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76.93%
10 Sponsors
577 of 750 USD
Meet Katana (52) and her youngest daughter, Sobha (27). Sobha works on the land in Lebanon earning about $3 per week. Currently, this is the only source of income for the family. Katana is a widower of a shepherd and said she would like to open a market stall or small shop to support her
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51.00%
7 Sponsors
1,020 of 2,000 USD
Sisters Naima (10) and Aya (12) have lived in a tent in Lebanon with their mother and five other siblings since April, 2015. Naima and Aya have seen it all, including the death of their father by the Syrian regime and the destruction their home in Aleppo. When asked Naima and Aya said they need
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100%
60 Sponsors
4,717 of 2,500 USD
Maha (8) dreams of one day becoming a doctor. She fled Syria with her family to Lebanon after her father Abed’s university was bombed. He was studying programming. Abed is currently working as a laborer for $150 per month, no longer able to consider schooling. The family hopes to one day return to Syria or
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3.00%
7 Sponsors
300 of 10,000 USD
Hasan (8) and Hiba (7) are living in an informal refugee camp in Lebanon. The siblings escaped Syria with their parents, Fatmeh and Mohamad over two years ago after their home was destroyed in crossfire. Although Fatmeh and Mohamad have received no formal education, Mohamad originally earned enough income working in agriculture in Syria to provide for
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60.68%
10 Sponsors
1,517 of 2,500 USD
Brothers Haydar (7) and Saoud (5) lost their parents to barrel bombs in Homs, Syria and fled in 2013 to Lebanon with their cousin Fadia (6). The children are taken care of by Fadia’s mother where they live in a plastic tent. Basic needs consist of food, clothing and oil for heat. The kids said they hope to
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37.50%
7 Sponsors
225 of 600 USD
Rajaa (6) was born in a camp in Lebanon along with six of her brothers and sisters. Although Rajaa has never known a life outside of the camp, her family once called Syria home. Her family used to live in a house in Raqqa, a province of Syria, before it was destroyed by barrels and
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100%
24 Sponsors
2,095 of 2,000 USD
Malak (12) is pictured here on March 30, 2016 in her refugee camp in Lebanon. Part of a large family with many siblings, Malak fled her home in Aleppo after being caught in crossfire between warring factions in her neighborhood. The family has no information about the condition of the home they left behind. Malik’s
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13.80%
6 Sponsors
345 of 2,500 USD
Khaled (14) fled Homs, Syria four years ago, and eventually made it to safety in Lebanon two years ago. He said he thinks about living in a home one day, and dreams about electricity: He wants to become an electrician and would like to obtain special training. His mother said their top needs include food,
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60.88%
14 Sponsors
2,435 of 4,000 USD
Mo (3) and Hanan (5) are pictured in Lebanon on April 1, 2016. Their parents fled Aleppo, Syria in 2013 and currently reside in a tent in Bekaa Valley. The family does not receive any kind of assistance and is falling into debt with past-due rent payments on their tent, food and clean water. Their
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0.45%
1 Sponsor
45 of 10,000 USD
Marwa
Urgent
Marwa (31) fled Syria for Lebanon four years ago with her mother, father and four younger siblings after their home was taken over by security amidst falling bombs and shells. Marwa left behind four older siblings who her family fears have died in the conflict. More recently Marwa was walking home from her job at a barber shop
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21.68%
13 Sponsors
1,019 of 4,700 USD
Nawal Ramadan (27) and her baby-boy Walid (7-months) are pictured before their tent in Lebanon, February, 2016. Three years ago, the family’s home in Syria was destroyed by barrel bombs. Nowal’s husband Marwan Wadi (27) used to work as a driver but has been unable to find work since. In October, the family moved to
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24.67%
12 Sponsors
740 of 3,000 USD
Omar Alo Mostafa
Urgent
Omar Alo mostafa (8) along with his mother and siblings fled their home in Syria after a shell dropped right in front of their house. When trying to flee, they found themselves trapped between the Syrian Regime and the Free Syrian Army but managed to escape to Lebanon unscathed. Unfortunately Omar’s father didn’t make it
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100%
27 Sponsors
1,460 of 400 USD
Nour (5) and Iman (3) are sisters living in the Whalid Khalf camp in Lebanon with their two brothers, Mohammad (8) and Haysan (10). The children and their parents Ahmad and Jawza fled Syria after bombings destroyed their house. Nour and Iman do not attend school but Mohammad has completed the first grade, now the
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100%
17 Sponsors
955 of 800 USD
Yousra
Urgent
Yousra Oweis (34) and her three children, Amina (2), Husseine (3), and Mohamad (7 months) are pictured here in their Beqaa Valley refugee camp in Lebanon. Yousra and her husband, Khalid, fled with their two babies from Syria due to violence between the Syrian Regime and the Free Syrian Army near their home. The couple
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100%
7 Sponsors
2,095 of 2,000 USD
Khawla Khalf Alhowaisan and her three children, Yazan (3), Nourhan (7), and Abdulsalm (6) fled to Lebanon after their home near the airport in Tabaka, Syria was destroyed by ISIS. Now living in a tent in Beqaa Valley, Khawla’s husband, Ibrahim, has hopes of one day establishing a market stall to earn money for the
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100%
56 Sponsors
4,798 of 4,500 USD
Fahed
Urgent
Fadi (2) is pictured in his refugee camp in Lebanon on February 23, 2016. Fadi and his two brothers, Fahed (3) and Rashed (6 months) were all born here. In April, 2011 their parents Mona and Walid fled their home in Raqqa, Syria due to intense war encroaching into their neighborhood. Walid has work experience
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54.20%
18 Sponsors
1,355 of 2,500 USD
Ziad Al Antoz and Mona Metheb Al khodor are the parents of seven children: three daughters (ages 7, 12, 13), and four sons (ages 4, 9, 10, 14). After Ziad witnessed the horrific death of his two brothers, one killed by the regime, the other by a tank shell, the family fled Syria for Lebanon. They
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38.00%
13 Sponsors
1,140 of 3,000 USD
Marim Nahar
Urgent
Pictured here in her tent in Lebanon is Marim (42), December 29, 2015. She and her husband previously lived in the southern countryside of Aleppo, Syria. Their house was destroyed by barrels but thankfully they were not at home. Since leaving Syria, Marim’s husband passed away and she is now on her own. Marim would
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36.50%
6 Sponsors
730 of 2,000 USD
The Al Dandal family fled Syria after barrel bombs destroyed their home in 2011. The six kids, along with their mother Fawziya, are stuck in a refugee camp in Lebanon with nothing, no work, no school and no home to return to. Three of the young boys, Yehea (2), Mean (3) and Hussien (4) suffer from
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100%
13 Sponsors
3,630 of 3,000 USD
Asad (10),  Nemir (12) and Nagham (10) pictured above, live in a temporary tent in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley with their mother and four other siblings. In 2012, they fled their family farm in el Ashrafie, Aleppo, Syria after their father died and conditions from the war deteriorated, making it unsafe to stay. The children and
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100%
39 Sponsors
4,305 of 2,600 USD
soad and yousra
Urgent
Soad (13) and Yousra (12) in Taalabaya, Lebanon on November 6th, 2015. Soad and Yousra lived in Allepo, Syria and left with their family two-years ago do to bombings in their neighborhood. Their father Serif El Deen (39) was working full time in a cement factory and now finds occasional work on construction projects in
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...[more]
64.74%
30 Sponsors
3,075 of 4,750 USD
Zelnab
Urgent
Zelnab (3) has lived her entire life in a Taalabaya camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Her family fled their village in Hamah, Syria in April 2012 due to excessive bombings. Her father, Ibrahim (42), originally worked in construction in both Syria and Lebanon and continues to work in Lebanon, though due to the economy, earns just $10/day. Ibrahim
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100%
34 Sponsors
2,725 of 2,000 USD
Mohammad
Urgent
Mohammad (2) stands before his foil tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon where he’s lived his entire life. Mohammad’s parents, Hassan (30) and Fatima (29) left their home in Turkan, Syria due to excessive bombings in 2011. Hassan and Fatima have another son, Yehya (9) and two daughters Alya (7) and Riham (4). Hassan once supported
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100%
21 Sponsors
1,455 of 1,200 USD
Roueia Said (6) and her father Imad (51) are originally from Daraa, Syria where Imad supported his family of seven as a taxi driver, but fled in January, 2012 after their home was destroyed by civil war. Now in a makeshift camp in Talabaya, Lebanon, their basic needs include wood, fuel, clothes, blankets and food
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52.06%
32 Sponsors
4,685 of 9,000 USD
yagam
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Yagam Ouwaydot (3) is pictured here on November 6th, 2015 in his unofficial camp in East Bekaa, Lebanon. Just months after he was born in Daraa, a city in southwestern Syria just north of the border with Jordan, his parents, Adnan (25) and Walaa (19), had no choice but to flee their neighborhood as they
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62.50%
26 Sponsors
1,250 of 2,000 USD
Riham (4) and Ali (3) have been in a tent in Zahlé, Lebanon for almost as long as they have been alive. Their parents, Mr. Atiych Ali Al Hamad (31) and his wife Abeer (25) fled Sheikh Sa’eed, Syria in April of 2012 after their home was destroyed in crossfire. Atiych was a full time
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62.80%
27 Sponsors
1,570 of 2,500 USD
Futaim and Jameela
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Futaim (19) stands with her daughter Jameela (10-months) in Bekaa, Lebanon on November 6, 2015. Futaim and her husband Mohammad (25) are originally from a small village in Allepo, Syria where they lived and worked self-sufficiently on their own family land. Their home was bombed and “we left in a miracle” in November, 2011. The
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88.90%
25 Sponsors
889 of 1,000 USD
darwichslide
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Jasem(11), and his sister Haifa (4), are pictured in Lebanon on October 28, 2015. The two were living in Aleppo when their house was bombed on April 4, 2012. Two of their siblings can no longer hear as a result of the bomb blast. Their mother, Warda Obaid, is a divorced single woman who takes
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100%
22 Sponsors
1,265 of 1,000 USD
FAMILY 3 - IMG_4557
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From Syria, Mr. Mohamad Darwish (39) and Halima Darwish (37) are pictured here with their kids Kaser (15, far right), Reem (12), Ahmed (9), Mohamad (7) and Rayan (3) in Lebanon on October 19, 2015. Originally from Allepo, Syria, despite a medical condition that left him confined to a wheel chair at a young age, Mohamad
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100%
33 Sponsors
2,018 of 2,000 USD
asad hamad
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Omar (3) is pictured with his uncle, Asad Hamad (28) on October 26, 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon. The family of seven is originally from Hasakah, Syria near the border of Turkey and fluent in Arabic and Kurdish. They left their homeland in August, 2012 when ISIS invaded and began controlling their neighborhood in Al Qameshli where Asad also worked
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100.00%
16 Sponsors
1,000 of 1,000 USD
El Ali
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Mohamed El Ali (11) is pictured here in on October 28th, 2015 in Khaled El Zegnef, Lebanon. He and his family fled from their home in Syria to Lebanon on April 12, 2012 when ISIS entered their town of Al Raqqa. Mohamed’s father, Jasem, was originally a driver, but does not have a car and has
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12.67%
18 Sponsors
950 of 7,500 USD
Asma Moustafa (10) is pictured near Al Marj in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon on October 23, 2015. Asma used to live peacefully on a farm in Aleppo, Syria but fled bombings with her family when she was eight. Now she sleeps in a makeshift tent made of tarps. Her father Jasem (35) and her
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100%
65 Sponsors
4,872 of 4,700 USD
Moureba is pictured here with her daughters and son in Al Marj, Lebanon on October 19, 2015. Moureba lived with her children in Jafar Monsour, Syria and fled in April of 2012: “Bombs were showering our village like rain. We had no chance to make it…we left for Lebanon.” She has not heard from her husband in
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100.00%
71 Sponsors
4,100 of 4,100 USD
Rafea (24) holding her newborn daughter (10-days-old), stands with her three other children, Maha (4, daughter), Mohamad (2, son) and Baraa (1, daughter). Rafea lives in a tent with nine total including her husband Houssein and their three nieces. Her niece Khaled (25) is pictured. The Mounif family is originally from Ashrafiya in Aleppo, Syria.
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64.15%
61 Sponsors
4,555 of 7,100 USD
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