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Farmer

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. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
October 16, 2013
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We Walked

I am 10 years old and from Hassakeh. Before the war, I was goal keeper in soccer, and I was really good! I could stop the ball even against the older kids. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
September 27, 2013
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Escaping Syria

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…
Syrian Refugee
September 20, 2013
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My Friends Died

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. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
September 19, 2013
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The Open Door

Our work with Syrian refugees is progressing. The opportunity we have had to build relationships with Syrian refugees of Kurdish descent has changed their outlook on Islam and Christianity. Trust between us and them has created an opportunity for open dialogue. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
September 9, 2013
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Hollow

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.…
Syrian Refugee
September 4, 2013
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I Am Syria

Since launching our I Am Syria campaign about a month ago, we often hear the question, "What is I Am Syria?" I want to take a quick minute and answer that question from the heart. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
August 30, 2013
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Hospital Battlefield

I heard people screaming. I was in the hospital and the Syrian Soldiers were shooting civilians outside the six story hospital, bullets were hitting our building. All the hospital workers ran to the basement and left all the patients that could not run. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
August 28, 2013
IraqNewsRefugee Relief

Rebranding America

What does the American brand stand for, commercialization or liberty? The proliferation of America today is to have our brands on every corner rather than our ideals in every country. Freedom, liberty, and justice have been replaced by a $5 coffee with an idealistic message on the cup. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
August 23, 2013
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Fleeing Damascus

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…
Syrian Refugee
August 20, 2013
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I Was a Syrian Pilot

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…
Syrian Refugee
August 17, 2013