Hajiji, 42, from Aleppo, Syria

I had to leave my entire family in Turkey and only I could flee on a small boat to Greece. These are my kids and my wife. As you can see I have five children of 17, 16, 12, 10 and 4 years. I miss them a lot! It is not really safe where they are now, but it's a bit better than in Syria. Back in Syria they went to school – they were really good students there. 

Aleppo, our hometown, was a really beautiful city. We lived there in peace. I worked on a construction site. But suddenly everything changed!

I am really grateful that Germany opened its doors for us and I hope my kids and family can come here as soon as possible. 


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