Conflict

African Refugees
Libya

They Survived Libya

The journey is very, very risky. Many people died — a lot.
Hania, West Africa
A West African Country

“God Knows Who I Am; He will Help Me”

God knows what I am, so He will help me.
Layla
Layla  ·  Ethiopia

Belonging: I Want to Have Something of My Own

I want to be able to say, “This is MY house! We can stay forever here and nobody will tell me to go.”
Odije Moses
Odije  ·  A West African Country

Why We Flee: “Water, Water, Water!”

My family looks to me to support them.
Michael Best
A West African Country
Baros
A West African Country

“We Tried to Protect Our Village”

I turn off the video … so they won’t feel sad.
Bahar
Afghanistan

“I Married When I was Ten-Years-Old”

Now I am alone, living in a tent here in Greece.
Samadi and Sabroo
Iraq

"We Always Kept One Bullet for Suicide"

In order to save our family, we were obliged to leave our country.
Parisa
Afghanistan

My Uncle Said, “I Can't Cut Off Anyone’s Head”

They took my uncle and he’s been gone for six years.
Pat
Pat  ·  A West African Country

The Journey: My Life Was at Risk

I said, “God, I left my country because I don’t want to die and now people are dying in the desert.”
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Afghanistan

We Never Imagined We'd Live in a Tent

We left our country because the Taliban tried to kill my husband several times.
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Vitalii and Lidiia  ·  Ukraine

Safety. Kindness. Security.

With the annexation of Crimea, there was a great deal of fear and fighting. Vitalii and Lidiia wanted a better life for their children.
Salman Etching
Afghanistan

I Owned a Drugstore

We want to be somewhere that is far from danger, somewhere safe.
Nasira
Iran

For the Safety of Our Children

Wife, mother of three. Now a refugee seeking a better future for her family.
Habib Draws Water From Camp Hoses In Greece
Afghanistan

I Had a Mechanic Shop

A husband, a father, a mechanic. Now a refugee.
Tabish With His Family
Afghanistan

The Struggles…Can Fill a Story Book

Tabish's journey to safety sounds like text from a fiction-thriller book.
Mahommad
Iraq

MAHOMMAD

Mahommad is five-years-old and just moved here.
Tiba
Iraq

TIBA

Tiba exudes joy.
Sakina
Iraq

SAKINA

Sakina’s favorite thing about being in America is that it is safe and she gets to go to school.
I am more than a number

I Am More Than a Number

Watch me fold this plane…
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