Their Stories

We give individual refugees voice through social media, art, exhibits, and publications, thus empowering them to share their experiences, their feelings, and their hopes on a worldwide platform. Please select a photo below to read more about their stories and view artwork and video interviews. Their accounts invite mutual understanding, share common emotions, and help build bridges within our worldwide family.

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Abdul Nasser

Dr. Abdul Nasser Kaadan, of Aleppo Syria, is a highly regarded physician and scholar. But his honors, credentials, and vital work could not keep him safe in his home country.

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Baratt

Baraat

My name is Baraat and I am here in this camp with my wife and three kids. We left our country seeking a better place, and not as the helpless refugees we are now.

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Ghezal

Ghezal has lost her husband, father, a sister, a brother, cousins and neighbors to war and terrorism in Afghanistan.

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James

James has survived two bombings, a stabbing, the murder of his small son and gunmen opening fire at his front door. He and his wife and two surviving children hope to find peace and security in Europe. They have been in camps in Greece since April, 2016.

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Zarrin

All the time the Taliban was warning my husband. “Why your wife go to school and teach children? If your wife goes to school we'll throw acid on her face and take your children.”

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Ahmed Story Update

Ahmed

Ahmed was shot twice by police as he crossed borders with his children.

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