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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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Kamil Painting


Kamil was born a refugee, as was his father, Akhtar. His Palestinian grandparents fled to Syria in the late 1940’s and raised their family in Yarmouk, a thriving, almost exclusively Palestinian suburb of Damascus.

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Ahktar Crying


STORY UPDATE: Akhtar is an expert craftsman in marble and granite. His life's work. All gone.

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My Name is Roksana

I am from Afghanistan and I am 18 years old. I want to tell my story of my journey to Europe.

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Holding On

They live in uncertainty, but are remarkably resilient and cheerful in bad conditions. They hold up the best they can, and cling to the most important things - loved ones, faith, and hope.

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The Taliban Kidnapped Our Daughter

We had an 8-year-old daughter, which the Taliban came and kidnapped from in front of our house.

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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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