This Heartbreaking Story Will Help You Understand Why Refugees Need Our Assistance

With the recent controversy surrounding refugees, Humans of New York — the inspirational Facebook page that photographs people in New York City with a snippet of “their story” — has been applying a special lens to feature asylum-seekers.

This story is one of the most powerful I have ever seen on HONY. It follows the life of a Syrian refugee who built up a life in Syria, lost much of it, and desperately sought a way to survive.

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And then, at the end of it all, even President Obama chimes in:

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Hopefully by hearing real stories from real people who have escaped true horror we will become united in our common humanity and open our arms instead of closing our hearts. TC mark

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