Syrian Band’s Concerts are Music to German Ears

From UNHCR Singer Abdallah Rahhal stepped on stage as the oud player picked out an intriguing tune. The musicians had met only moments before. Abdallah lifted his voice to meet the oud’s haunting semitones and something clicked. The band Musiqana was born. This chance meeting in the depths of a Berlin winter marked the start

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“Enough pain” – A Syrian refugee girl pleads for dignity | UNICEF

“Enough... enough pain.” 15-year-old Syrian refugee Shaimae is crossing the Serbian border into Croatia with her mother and sisters. They are heading to Germany in the hopes of starting a new life. With a tear-filled plea about the deep impact fleeing has had on her, she says: “We just need someone to understand us, to

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