THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS: THE STORIES BEYOND THE HEADLINES
There is no shortage of news about Syria, and the refugee crisis. As of June 2016, 11.3 million people have been displaced. But we are not here to give you more numbers. Instead, we want to share with you an opportunity to hear from refugees themselves.
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Filmmakers Chris Temple, and Zach Ingrasci spent a month living in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Their award-winning film, Salam Neighbor, tells the deeper stories of resilience, hope and creativity of the refugees. They have a special message for you linked below. This is your chance to join them. Help change the dialogue and create a new story.
Since the Syrian Civil War erupted in 2011, millions of Syrians have fled their homes. Due to the scale and complexity of this humanitarian crisis, many of us are still struggling to grasp the human reality beyond the news reports. This is why we have created this discussion guide to give you the tools to make sense of the bigger picture and how you can play a crucial role.
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