Refugee Story

Ghezal  ·  Afghanistan

Why We Flee: The Taliban Says We are All Infidels

If you have a child, you will understand how I feel.
Rohingya Children  ·  Myanmar

Stateless and Homeless Through Birth

The first to see the magic - the last to lose hope
Roya  ·  Afghanistan

Our Lives Before: The Unthinkable Happened

In the constitution, on paper, women have equal rights with men, but in reality, they have no rights there.
Adam Abdoali Jamal Suleiman OUR LIVES BEFORE no stories

On the Streets of Paris

Until contention, rumors of conflict, angry politics and war triggered fear and anxiety
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Amina  ·  Syria

Belonging: A Math Teacher and a Mother

I have missed three years of their lives. I will never get them back.
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Ali  ·  Afghanistan

The Journey: I Crossed the Mountainous Border

I kept thinking, "I will be dead; I'm not going to make it!"
OUR LIVES BEFORE Leonard Bagalwa
Leonard  ·  Democratic Republic of the Congo

Our Lives Before: Born a Survivor

Forced to be a rebel then a spy, Leonard was protected by the pygmies
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Amina  ·  Syria

Leaving Aleppo

Amina is one of countless indomitable refugee mothers in the world
D C Sunset Run for Refugees 2019

Sunset Run For Refugees, D.C.

Refugees and advocates ran or walked from George Washington University to Lincoln Memorial (approximately 2 miles) as part of an annual event in celebration of World Refugee Day. An Afghan family from Kabul seeking refuge in Frankfurt, Germany, would have to walk almost 4300 miles. That distance is the equivalent of walking from Boston, Massachusettes to San Diego, California, then up the West Coast past Seattle, Washington to the Canadian border.
A West African Country

This is What They Did to Me

The people of Europe, they that think that we just came here to look for money. No!
A Desperate Voyage Through the Sahara Desert
Alex  ·  Nigeria

The Journey: My Drawings Show Sorrows Along the Way

The people that transport you, they don’t show love.
Linar and her family, from Afghanistan
Linar  ·  Afghanistan

We Were Stuck Between Two Patrols

We only had enough to get this far, here in Greece. Now we’re stuck.
Asad, Afghanistan
Asad  ·  Afghanistan

Belonging: You Are Safe

​You have to have faith and trust in humanity.
Rhenald, Nigeria
Rhenald  ·  Libya

Belonging: My Dream is to Help People Make Life Better

Everyone has his own road and his own destiny.
Idehen, West Africa
Idehen  ·  Libya

Why We Flee: Going to Libya was Hell

I said, “God, OK, if today is my last day, let it be.”
Tamba, West Africa
Tamba  ·  A West African Country

Arrival: I Want to Work

" I want to leave something for my children and grandchildren. The Italians give me a place to sleep and food, but I need help finding a job..."
MoMo, Somalia
Momo  ·  Somalia

Why We Flee: I Don't Know How to Be Happy

“Call your family. Send money.” I said, “I don’t have family. I am an orphan.”
Amina, Syria
Amina  ·  Syria

I Have Missed Three Years of Their Lives

My husband told me to go to Germany with our youngest son because I am a math teacher and can speak English, and because I am strong.
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