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Syrian refugees tell of barrel bombing horror

Publication: Al-Monitor

KILIS, Turkey — With her pale face and dark circles under her eyes, Amal looks like she hasn’t slept in days. And she hasn’t, she tells Al-Monitor, because of the constant explosions in her neighborhood.

Two days before, Amal and her children fled to Turkey with only a few suitcases, leaving everything else behind. In a park near the Turkish-Syrian border, the woman describes why she had to leave her house in Aleppo, the home where Continue reading Syrian refugees tell of barrel bombing horror

Teenage Syrian refugees wed ‘for protection’

 

A wedding shop in Za’atari. PHOTO: BRENDA STOTER

Za’atari, Jordan – Fatima sits in a beauty salon getting her hair and make-up done by young female refugees. Their pink, white and blue dresses with lots of little fake diamonds are shining in the afternoon sun. Continue reading Teenage Syrian refugees wed ‘for protection’