Mohammed

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"Today, the lives of 13 people fit into one suitcase apiece.This is what life has become for us. A journey."
Mohammed
Current Country: 
Canada
Country of Origin: 
Syrian Arab Republic

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“My name is Mohammed, and this is my family. I am from Aleppo, in the north of Syria.

I used to work in construction, building and smoothing walls. I have done this all my life, since I was 15 years old.

Before the war in my country, we used to come to Lebanon, but due to the ongoing situation in Syria, my family and I left Syria for good in 2013 and settled down here, in Lebanon. 

When we first arrived here, UNHCR supported us and gave us around $300 a month. Now we get less but fortunately, I have been able to work from time to time and do what I used to do before. Since I didn’t have a proper ID, I couldn’t always accept job offers and could not travel very far to work. 

Today, the lives of 13 people fit into one suitcase apiece.This is what life has become for us. A journey.

I don’t really know anything about Canada, but... I’m not worried.”

Mohammed, his wife Widaad and their eleven children will be resettled to Canada which will eventually take in 25,000 Syrian refugees from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

 

Previous Country of Residence: 
Lebanon

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