A personal perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis

A personal perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis

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Saria was a young teenager when conflict broke out in Syria. His school was closed and converted into a military base, forcing him to abandon his education. He was captured by three different groups, the Syrian Intelligence, the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat al-Nusra, before fleeing to Jordan.

In this riveting episode of A Deeper Look, I speak with Saria Samakie, a Georgetown University student, a refugee from Syria and a co-founder of Fikra 3al Mashi, an educational nonprofit in Jordan. We discuss Saria’s personal experiences living through the conflict in Syria and fleeing to Jordan to pursue his education.

Saria talks about the unmet needs of urban refugees, the power of dialogue and the transformative power of education. As for his plans after graduation? Hear what Saria has to say.

This year’s theme for A Deeper Look podcast is Humanitarian Crises and Emergency Response. You can listen on iTunes, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. I invite you to subscribe and join the conversation by leaving a comment, submitting a rating or sharing this episode on social media.

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  1. Myriam Hamdallah on

    Thank you for this informative and inspiring podcast. I look forward to learning more and spreading the word about Fikra 3al Mashi.