• Mona's Story

    Mona, her husband Jehad, and their 6 children left Dara'a, Syria, in early 2014. The war had been going on for some time, but they had tried to hold on, hoping things things would get better. As more and more of their neighbors were being killed they were able to make it into Jordan just before the border with Syria was closed.

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  • The Mawardi Family's Story

    Hello Seth Stanton and our generous donor Mark Ayoub!  We wanted to tell you “thank you from our hearts!” You don’t realize it, maybe, but you have contributed to save the life of a family and you give us the chance to rebuild a new life together in another country.

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  • Mahmoud's Story

    I am looking at my family right now and it is like I am in a dream, but it is real, I can't believe it. This person in America gave me the tickets to be with my family, he doesn't even know me. He is so kind.

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  • Massoud's Story

    ‘I don’t know which one to hug first.’

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  • Issam's Story

    Hello, my name is Issam and I am recognized as a refugee in Belgium. I am from Syria and I fled my country because of the war. I am married and I have 2 children. I was chef in pastry in Syria and Turkey. My wife took care of the children and also was studying at university.

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  • Assalah's Story

    Hello, my name is Assalah, I am 19 years old and I come from Iraq. My father has disappeared in Iraq since more than 2 years now. Probably died… That’s why my mother, sister and brother had to run away from the country.

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  • Arman's Story

    Arman has been in the UK for almost two years, his English is coming on and despite the terrible weather in the city he lives in he’s settling in and going to college. His wife and child have been in Iran whilst he’s been here. Arman is a Christian and as such faced persecution at home. Because of this he’s not willing for us to use his real name or pictures of him being reunited with his family.

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  • Kaden and Alima's story

    Kaden last saw his daughter Alima when she was 12 years old. Their life in Iran was very different to the situation they find themselves in now. Kaden lives in the UK and is studying English, he’s been here for 6 years and hopes that soon it will be good enough for him to find work as a fitness instructor. He currently lives in a small carefully decorated flat on a quiet suburban road. It won’t be big enough for both of them but he’s making arrangements to move. In readiness for Alima’s arrival everywhere has been cleaned and there are fruit and sweets laid out on the coffee table. He’s prepared a meal of traditional Iranian dishes for her when they get back from the airport.

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  • Adnan's Story

    Following our marriage, in 2010, the revolution in Syria began. In 2012, I finished my master’s degree. But, due to my problems with the Syrian regime, I couldn’t have a job in a nearby private university where I used to teach. It was almost impossible to pass through the regime's checkpoints. I spent the following 18 months in my hometown volunteering to provide humanitarian aid to displaced people and other people in need. The town was besieged for almost 2 years.

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