For Syrian refugees who fled with nothing, wait seems endless

Published on 18 July 2012

In a camp of converted shipping containers surrounded by a barbed-wire fence, 11,500 Syrians spend their days waiting and wondering when they might be able to go home. Most of them fled for their lives in an instant, never imagining their exile would last so long. (..) More than a year later, Hassan and his family are still in Turkey, among about 112,000 Syrian refugees who have sought sanctuary in neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

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