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Doctor

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 (more…)
Syrian Refugee
December 3, 2013
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Breakthrough

Planting a field takes incredible work.  Tilling the ground to remove rocks and stumps and to turn the soil in preparation for planting seeds and harvesting the crops take time, commitment, and hard work.  It is truly "ground breaking" work, but quite a humble process. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
November 26, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

No Home

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; (more…)
Syrian Refugee
October 22, 2013
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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
IraqNewsRefugee Relief

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
IraqRefugee Relief

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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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
IraqRefugee Relief

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
IraqRefugee Relief

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
IraqRefugee Relief

I Lost My Son

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…
Syrian Refugee
August 13, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

Journalist From Damascus

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…
Syrian Refugee
August 8, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

I am just a mechanic

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…
Syrian Refugee
August 2, 2013
IraqRefugee Relief

I am 15

It is hard enough being a teen. But life now is terrible. I played soccer on a club team with my friends back home and loved it. Then the bombings came. We lost cousins, aunts and uncles. Fortunately our family got out. (more…)

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