Category Archives: Stories

Personal stories of Syrians; refugees, internally displaced persons and those still living in Syria, will be published here.

Fatima’s story

This story was read at the event “Syrians on Syria” in Antwerp, on 16 March 2016. For security reasons the name and some details of the stories were changed.  My name is Fatima. I’m an employee at Homs municipality and … Continue reading

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Ammar’s story

In an effort to inform Dutch students about the real story of the Syrian conflict as well as the current refugee situation, PAX has launched a pilot project led by Syrian refugees. One volunteer, Ammar, a 29 year old Syrian … Continue reading

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Fr Ziad Hilal SJ – Jesuit Refugee Service Syria

Fr Ziad Hilal SJ of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria – an organisation which received the Pax Christi International Peace Award in 2014 for its outstanding dedication in providing emergency relief to Syrians since the war began in 2011 – lived in Homs (Syria) and … Continue reading

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Kidnapped family of Caritas Syria worker freed

Story published by Caritas Internationalis on 25 February, 2016 On the 22 February 2015, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) attacked villages along the Khabour river in northern Syria. They kidnapped around 230 Assyrian Christians, including many women and children. … Continue reading

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