Doulama's story: A video by Syrian youth

Lebanon, Syria

October 7, 2013

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Doulama was 18 years old when she was forced to flee her home in Damascus. Despite the bombing, violence and insecurity, she was reluctant to leave.

“At the beginning I didn’t want to run away because I needed to take my official exams for high school,” she explained. “But then my schoolmate was killed, so I knew I couldn’t stay.”

Doulama and her family fled to Lebanon where they have been for the past two years. In this video, Doulama talks about escaping Syria and how she dreams of going back home.

This video was produced by Syrian refugees during a Mercy Corps program aimed at empowering youth to participate and express themselves.

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