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Syrian Refugees, Greece

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The Lengths I’ll Go to Try to Impress You (& be of service)

I like to brag. And every now and them I’m a cowgirl who’s all hat and no cattle. But I did something I didn’t think I could do in the video below, see if you can do it with me!

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Volunteering in Syrian Refugee Camps

Excerpt: “Things get real when I’m handed the three-year-old son of the pregnant woman …

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How Syrian Refugees can Trump Donald Trump (hint: a mouse)

“But Sunni and Shia death squads began targeting Iraqis working for the coalition …

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This is What Syrian Refugees Look Like (Slideshow)

Thanks to the Paris terror attacks and the more recent mass shooting in San Bernardino by two Muslims, Syrian refugees are all over the news …

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Syrian Men Become Refugees to Avoid Becoming Terrorists (video)

“The men, ages 20 to 25, were weak from three days without food and water, were soaked to the skin from a treacherous sea crossing from Turkey …

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I Was Told Not to Help Syrian Refugees

My father cursed me. I was departing to volunteer and gather stories in Syrian refugee camps in Lesvos, Greece …

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What I Found in the Syrian Refugee Camps

“I have my own story. One I’ve replayed in my head when dread lodges in my body while I watch the scenes of horror in Paris unfold on TV …

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