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Jedediah Smith*

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Syrian refugees long for happier Ramadan

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (BP) -- For many who escaped from the violent civil war in Syria, this is their fifth Ramadan in a foreign country. Families in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan are going through a challenging time as they recall happier Ramadan holidays in Syria.

‘Dying by a bullet … would have been easier’

AMMAN, Jordan (BP) -- "I'm scared that if I go into the kitchen, I'll grab a knife and kill myself." Khalid* spoke many times of suicide during the 90 minutes I spent with him. His story, like those of many other refugees who have fled the ongoing civil war in Syria, is one of deep loss and desperation.