I Am Thankful

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

We recently arrived here at the refugee camp in Northern Iraq. Like many others, we have suffered through the war. We are now starting over here with our young family. What makes starting over much easier is that a humanitarian group from the USA is providing us with food regularly….

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Doctor

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I was a doctor in Damascus.  As a surgeon, my job was to preserve life. Unfortunately, the war flooded our hospitals with innocent civilians.  Our ability to treat these patients diminished

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I Am A Disabled Soldier

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I was a soldier in the regime – just a soldier following orders to try and restore order in our country. We were in a building, and I had a disagreement with our officers. They threw me from a five-story window in an attempt to kill me. Unfortunately, I survived.

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I Am Two Months Pregnant

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

My husband and I just arrived from Syria this week. Our country has continued to deteriorate dramatically as the war rages on. We lived in Aleppo where our home was destroyed by bombings from the Assad regime. We fled to a suburb of Damascus that was allegedly liberated by the rebels.

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Syrian Refugee

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I was a teacher back in Syria and know the horrors of war all to well. I love Syria and want to go back. Please don’t take my photo or film me because I don’t want to be persecuted for speaking out against the government when I go home. My…

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No Home

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I am married and have two small children, 5 and 7 years old. I worked as an air conditioning repair man when we lived in Syria. Throughout the war, my family has been destroyed. One relative was shot and killed;

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Farmer

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I am 40 years old and was a farmer in northern Syria. I had a combine which I loved using to harvest the wheat. After the fighting started in our area, fuel and food became very expensive and were hard to find.

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Escaping Syria

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I am a single woman who was living in a suburb of Damascus. Two weeks ago our neighborhood was shelled by both the Regime and FSA. My house was destroyed in the bombing. One of my cousins stayed inside the home, and when the bombs hit, my house collapsed on…

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My Friends Died

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I am 9 years old and from Qamishli, Syria. Life was great before the war. I loved playing basketball and soccer with my school friends. Two of my friends, who were 9 and 10 years old, were both killed from the war. This makes me very sad.

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Hollow

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I live in this small tent on the corner here in the refugee camp. My children are with me and I am thankful we are all alive. We are safe now and I am thankful for that. We are starting a new life in the camp which is not easy.

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Fleeing Damascus

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I love my city of Damascus but we had to flee. Damascus was in ruins the day we left. My husband’s work was bombed, our neighbors were killed in front of our children and the bodies left to rot in the streets. The police had no power to control the…

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I Was a Syrian Pilot

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I was a commander in the Syrian Air Force when the war started, however I am also an eye doctor. My duties included managing and dispatching three squadrons of aircraft. As the war developed, and the orders came down to bomb populated civilian areas, Syrian pilots began to defect. I…

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I Lost My Son

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

One evening I sent my son to the store to buy some groceries. He was just 20 years old. He and a friend were kidnapped by the Regime. After accusations of helping the Free Syrian Army, they were tortured for two days and finally killed. Their bodies were dumped in…

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Journalist From Damascus

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I lived in Damascus and made a modest living in computer repair. When Assad began killing civilians and covering up the story, my friends and I stepped out to tell the real story of the war. We contacted an international news agency and used our computers through Skype to send…

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I am just a mechanic

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

Before the war, life was good. We weren’t rich, I was just a mechanic. We lived in a nice safe neighborhood. Then the war started, and the rebels came to town. Our neighborhood was bombed. They captured children, held them for ransom and forced us to pay money to get…

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