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For Hurricane Dorian Survivors, Emotional Distress Lingers

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“Leaving what they love behind”

Sanja Djurica, International Medical Corps’ emergency team leader in Serbia, walks through a small park in the center of Belgrade which has been a gathering point for refugees passing through this country since the start of the refugee exodus to Europe earlier this year. A month ago, the park was overflowing with refugees—hundreds of new …

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Hope For A Fresh Start In Germany

Mahmoud (age 28) was a few months away from earning a law degree when the area where he lived and studied in Aleppo became consumed by violence. “There were rockets coming down over us all the time, explosions everywhere, and that was the end of law school for me,” he recalls. “There’s no safe area …

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Care And Comfort For Refugees In Transit

As the autumn chill sets in, refugees stream into Berkasovo in northwestern Serbia, bundled up in blankets and wearing all the clothes they have with them. They wind their way through orchards and farms, getting closer and closer to the border with Croatia, the next stop on their northward journey to a country that can …

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Abdullah and the Long Journey to Safety

Abdullah’s journey began when his home was destroyed in his hometown of Derezor, one of the many front lines in the Syrian civil war. The bombardment began with planes but soon tanks were rolling down his street. Three quarters of the people of his city left for the safety of Turkey. “Only the soldiers and …

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