The Long Journey - A Syrian Family's Europe Passage

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After explosions rock their home in Kobane, Syria, a young family set out on a perilous journey in search of safety in northern Europe.

“Our life was destroyed. We saw many people slaughtered in front of our eyes. We don't dare go back,” Naleen said, huddled under a tree.

Dara and Naleen were among the thousands who fled Kobane, the Kurdish village on Syria's border with Turkey, which was overrun by militants.

It was on the beach of the small fishing village of Skala Sikaminias, under the light of the Church of the Mermaid Madonna, that we first met Dara and Naleen and their family. Like so many others, they had nothing but their mobile phones, some money, a bag for the children and the clothes on their backs.

This is their story.


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To all the people who are posting hate, I would just ask you one thing.. what if the roles were reversed and you were trying to do everything you could to protect your family?

Author — Jade Gosling

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I can't imagine My mother and myself running for our lives in a strange place with nothing but the cloths we are wearing. With no guarantee of protection. What a helpless feeling is an extreme understatement. I would hope that someone somewhere understood what was happening to us and reach out to help us at our most vulnerable moment. I think some haters if put in a position to engage with such people might open up their hearts and picture themselves as the refugee's.

Author — Jeff m

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Prayers from Canada, my heart is heavy for all who are suffering

Author — D Ishappywithlife

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i would love to help them, especially solve their problems entirely.

Author — 蕭小芳

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I can’t, my heart is breaking. I can’t imagine if im in their position, walking outa nowhere seeking for safe place to keep you alive. I need to be more grateful of my life now 😭

Author — Gummy

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I just finished eating 3 course meal and complained about meat being salty, after watching this I'm speechless.

Author — SA Sea

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Heart breaking for the Syrian people. Praying that God will protect you

Author — Carol M

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These people are going through a very tough time.May Allah bless all of them with a peaceful life.Ameen.

Author — Tousif Rahman

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These poor people. I can't believe children are being beheaded in Syria. Why is no one helping??

Author — Suspicious Pooh

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Damn amazing people so peaceful look like real family true people and trust God

Author — Soila Claunch

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They ar moo patient m.a
May Allah help them all

Author — Laaz Mohaz

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Feel sad for their situations especially the younger ones.

Author — Prashanth BK

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These poor people. Rich countries should help them FS . God bless them :(

Author — simone simone

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we forget how lucky we are to live in the USA and Europe

Author — J4y

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May Allah protect everyone with children and who ever went through this tough time

Author — Yasemin Nevres

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Canada is the friendly country to whats happening that was out of our own control...thank you a lot!

Author — Kearifamous C

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Made me cry when she said that each day she misses her country more and more....a pain that feels like it’s burning in her heart. They will forever be half happy.... bc the nostalgia will never leave them....

Author — Bibi T

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From Indonesia, My great heavy heart hopes always you all below Almighty Allah protection

Author — holil mulyana

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May Allah bless them sabir at this tough time and protect them ameen feelings sorry for them specially children and injured ones may Allah make it easy for them

Author — Zareen Akhtar

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My sympathies prayers love care my feelings are with those who are suffering like this ....may Allah help everyone ameen...Me and my family wanted to adopt a Syrian refugee child but don't know how

Author — khan elias