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JORDAN. March 2016. Portraits of Syrian child refugees.

(1) Aya Bandar, 6, from Hama. “I didn’t want the background and the good light and the framing to be the center of the story,” Muheisen explains. “I wanted it to be the faces of these children. That’s why I made it really tight, so you can see the details, the conflict in their faces.”

(2) Rakan Raslan, 11, from Hama. “I used to go to the school back in Hama,” Raslan says. “I used to have friends there. Our home was destroyed in the war and we had to flee to Jordan.” Rakan says that without an education, his future is in doubt. “The best I can become is a driver.”

(3) Zahra Mahmoud, 5, from Deir el-Zour. About half of the 4.8 million Syrians who fled their homeland are children. Some of the most vulnerable refugee children live in makeshift tent camps. Several of these camps are in Jordan, which has taken in close to 640,000 refugees.

(4) Mayada Hammid, 8, from Hassakah. “I remember nothing from Syria,” Hammid says.

(5) Mohammed Bandar, 12, from Hama. “I want to become a doctor to be able to help people,” Bandar says.

(6) Amna Zughayar, 9, from Deir el-Zour. “I spoke to some of these kids,” Muheisin says, “and they said, ‘Yeah, our home was bombed, my school was bombed, I miss my friends, when are we going back to Syria?’”

Photographs: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

$250 petty revenge.

This started on thanksgiving this year.

I am from Scotland and have been living in the US since Christmas day 2013.
In 2011 I met my wife when I was working in London. She is from Houston, Texas and was sent over to work for the London office of our company. We got married in 2012 and due to the company we work for closing down, we move back over to Austin, Texas where she was living for 20 years before London.
With her being from Texas you can imagine that some of her family are extremely conservative. Which I frankly don’t care if they are or not. However, doesn’t matter if you are a Conservative, liberal, socialist if you are a cunt then you can go fuck yourself.

We are sitting in the living room watching TV after an amazing thanksgiving dinner. Someone mentioned the whole new open carry law starting this new year in Texas. Being from Scotland where guns are a no no they ask me “what do you think of that law, uberhaqer. Being from a place with no guns”
“It’s kinda foreign to me. Not sure how I would react seeing a holstered gun in plain view. Honestly think I would feel uncomfortable and unsafe but that is just my upbringing”. Which I think is fair enough to say.

My wife’s aunt turns to me and comes out with. “Well that’s because you are from a socialist country. You also have a queen that rules you people. You are not citizens. You are a subject. If you were allowed guns you would be a citizen”. She then proceeds to tell me that the Syrian refugees coming over its bad and she needs to protect herself from them.

Fast forward an hour and she is pretty drunk. We are about to head back home. I thank everyone for the great meal and she turns and says “too bad you are not going back to your own country”. I don’t say anything at all. I did not want to stoop to get level…then.
Since then she has apologized. Via text. I reply saying “no problem. Dont worry about it”

So. We go to Houston for Christmas. She is there. We exchange gifts. I hand her an envelope. She opens it and as I expected, she loses her fucking mind. Throws the piece of paper on the ground and storms out.

My mother in law picks up the paper and reads.
“A donation of $250 had been made to unicef usa for the Syrian Child Refugees by Uberhaqer on behalf of Aunts Name”
I just say “I thought, judging by the pro life sticker on her car, she would appreciate that…my bad”

Sit down and swig my whiskey. Rest of the evening was awkward. What a bawbag she is.

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Showing the world how to do it the Canadian way: “Welcome to Canada. You’re with family now. You’ll find the place a little bigger than Damascus or Aleppo, and a whole lot chillier. But friendly for all that. We’re a city that cherishes its diversity — it’s our strength. Canadians have been watching your country being torn apart, and know that you’ve been through a terrifying, heartbreaking nightmare. But that is behind you now. And we’re eager to help you get a fresh start.”

$250 petty revenge

This started on thanksgiving this year.

I am from Scotland and have been living in the US since Christmas day 2013.

In 2011 I met my wife when I was working in London.  She is from Houston, Texas and was sent over to work for the London office of our company.  We got married in 2012 and due to the company we work for closing down, we move back over to Austin, Texas where she was living for 20 years before London.

With her being from Texas you can imagine that some of her family are extremely conservative.  Which I frankly don’t care if they are or not.  However, doesn’t matter if you are a Conservative, liberal, socialist if you are a cunt then you can go fuck yourself.

We are sitting in the living room watching TV after an amazing thanksgiving dinner.  Someone mentioned the whole new open carry law starting this new year in Texas.  Being from Scotland where guns are a no no they ask me “what do you think of that law, uberhaqer. Being from a place with no guns”

“It’s kinda foreign to me. Not sure how I would react seeing a holstered gun in plain view. Honestly think I would feel uncomfortable and unsafe but that is just my upbringing”. Which I think is fair enough to say.

My wife’s aunt turns to me and comes out with. “Well that’s because you are from a socialist country. You also have a queen that rules you people. You are not citizens. You are a subject. If you were allowed guns you would be a citizen”.  She then proceeds to tell me that the Syrian refugees coming over its bad and she needs to protect herself from them.

Fast forward an hour and she is pretty drunk. We are about to head back home. I thank everyone for the great meal and she turns and says “too bad you are not going back to your own country”.  I don’t say anything at all. I did not want to stoop to get level…then.

Since then she has apologized.  Via text.  I reply saying “no problem.  Dont worry about it”

So. We go to Houston for Christmas. She is there. We exchange gifts. I hand her an envelope.  She opens it and as I expected, she loses her fucking mind.  Throws the piece of paper on the ground and storms out.

My mother in law picks up the paper and reads.

“A donation of $250 had been made to unicef usa for the Syrian Child Refugees by Uberhaqer on behalf of Aunts Name”

I just say “I thought, judging by the pro life sticker on her car, she would appreciate that…my bad”

Sit down and swig my whiskey. Rest of the evening was awkward. What a bawbag she is.

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Meet the 15-year-old Syrian girl campaigning against child marriage in a refugee camp

Omaha Hoshan is a 15-year-old Syrian refugee, living in the Jordanian Za'atari refugee camp who has been campaigning against child marriages for girls — particularly to older men. She speaks at length in a new video by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, published Tuesday, in which she explains why the issue holds special weight for her. 

kana benzer kan değil kan gibi korkunç ve karanlık… kalırız birşeylerde ve kimbilir tanrımsılarda …belki de çocukların hiç bitmeyen oyunlarında

Hasan Hüseyin Korkmazgil

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TURKEY, Akcakale : Syrian refugees ask for water in Akcakale at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, on June 13, 2015. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an “open-door” policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC                        

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Greek police said more than 6,000 people were massed at the border, in a buildup triggered by Austria and Balkan states capping the numbers of migrants entering their territory. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI