"She screamed a scream that made my heart ache. Then her body dropped dead in my hands. That is how I see Syria now."
"Our hope is to go back to Syria tomorrow. Once we came to Kurdistan we thought that we would stay here for two to three months but it's now been three years."
Her parents and one of her sisters were a refugee camp in Jordan, and two sisters still in Syria. "I worry about them every day."
"The only place I could escape the horror was in my parent's garden. Working on the land let me forget reality. The Burmese soldiers would come without warning. They tortured anyone caught running away."
"Finding jobs here depends on whether you have friends or relatives to help you. I have 15 years' experience in teaching but till now no employers have replied to me."
"Stories are a communal
currency of humanity."
- Tahir Shah