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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
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I Am A Disabled Soldier

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.…
Syrian Refugee
November 21, 2013
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The Bottom Line

So often we tend to quantify a touched life, a changed life, with numbers on a page. The numerals that make up the "bottom line." But numbers can't tell the story of the humanity behind them— the relationships formed, gifts received, meals shared and stories told. A bottom line stretches…
World Compassion Staff
November 7, 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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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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Facing Giants

The refugee crisis caused by the war has unfolded to be the worst in 20 years with a potential to become worse. Despite the various opinions about what the US should or should not do in response to Chemical weapons use, as The Church on the earth today, we have…
Jason Law
September 11, 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
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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
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Changing History

We live in a time not too dissimilar than the 1930's. The propaganda in the Middle East is strong, very strong. They have created a culture much like Hitler manufactured during the 1930s in Germany. The objective is the same, create a supreme race (this time based on Islam). Make…
World Compassion Staff
August 15, 2013
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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
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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
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The Real Victims

There isn't much left of Syria today. The destruction to infrastructure is estimated in the billions, the economy has collapsed, and their currency has no value. The devastation to human life extends far beyond material items. Unfortunately both the Regime and Free Syrian Army have participated in the destruction of…
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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
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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…)