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“Teach Me Well So I Can Get Rid of Poverty”: Teaching Arabic is a Way to Improve Children’s Future

I will tell you a little story of a 10-year-old girl named Layla. Layla is a daughter of a middle-to-low-income family from a developing Middle Eastern country….

A Life At the Margins: Displaced Syrian Children’s Cold Beds

The children feel sleepy and cannot open their eyes. They gather the remains of their strength and go to bed. The first minutes are very difficult; their hands and feet shiver with cold; no one dares to move his foot an inch. They all seek to enjoy the bliss of that little warmth their feet began to feel while in bed. If they move their feet to the edge, their bodies will retract again out of cold….

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From Tent to Homes: The Day Syrian Children Moved To Their Newly-Built Homes

Everything seems different this morning; the expressions on people’s faces, their concerns, and their feeling of the breeze that moves the leaves. Today is the time for their suffering to end; the time for tears to disappear and be replaced with smiles. …

I Was and I Became

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“Plastic, Nylon, and Cow Manure: Displaced Syrians’ Risky Heating Methods”

Under the eyes of his helpless children, waiting for him to do something, the father felt he was out of options. All eyes were on him, begging him to do something that would relieve the pain of their cold bones….

Hiba, When Sewing Threads Become Your Shelter

In a muddy yard, Hiba  holds a spool of white thread. At first, you might think the little girl is about to make a kite to run after in the camp. You would also imagine her drown in laughter and joy. But in fact, these threads are Hiba’s  only “shield” to survive….