After a difficult and perilous journey, my children entered a new home in a strange country, still not being able to reconcile with leaving their homeland.
They could not accept that they were forced to abandon their home, school, relatives, their childhood friends, and even their language! When I suggested that they should start learning the new language, they looked at me in astonishment: Will we stay here for a long time? Won’t we go back home?
I did not tell them that our national army, which broke into our homes after relentlessly bombarding our area with all kinds of weapons, looted all the houses before setting them on fire. We shared this fate more than half of Syria’s people who fled their homes during the eight-year war. More than six million Syrians were expelled abroad and another seven million are internally displaced.