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A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

Original story at UNHCR• 4 mentions • 8 months ago

UNHCR 8 months ago

KAHLOUNEYE, Lebanon – Over 15 people packed into the small room on a windy winter’s day in Lebanon’s Shouf Mountains. Family, friends and neighbours were all there to say their last goodbyes to the Syrian refugee family bound for a new life in the United States. Some were laughing, others were crying as Abdel Moein Al Abed, 37, and his wife, Fatima, 31, walked in and out of the room, stealing a kiss or a hug from their loved ones. They darted back to pack their suitcases with their eight-year-old twins, Mohamad and Jomaa, and their daughter, Shahd, aged five.
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19 Feb
Christine Lu @christinelu
❤️ Says every immigrant parent in American history ...including mine. https://t.co/nRKqgxAWGF https://t.co/rY2sQZlFFd
17 Feb
UNHCR United Kingdom @UNHCRUK
"We just want to live in peace and safety.” https://t.co/ABbEIY0qNJ
16 Feb
UNHCR Canada @UNHCRCanada
For a Syrian family, the dream of a new life finally becomes reality. https://t.co/ZQ22R1JbJD
16 Feb
UN Refugee Agency @Refugees
"We just want to live in peace + safety.” Meet Abdel Moein + his family, Syrian refugees recently resettled to US. https://t.co/mRRbRl4POc