Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton has been around Jordan and Turkey documenting 12 Syrian families pegged for resettlement in America in recently. This week, one such story has caught the attention of US President Barack Obama.
A series of photos tells the story of a Syrian scientist who lost his wife and daughter to a missile attack on his home in Syria. Having lived the last few years as a refugee in Turkey, the unnamed Syrian talks about the bombing at the compund he build for his family in Syria being killing seven members of his family. Then of struggling to survive in Istanbul, where Syrian refugees face problems aquiring work permits, medical care and schooling for children. He tells poignant details of a marriage based on love and of the cruel irony of being denied a job at a university in Isanbul where the curriculum included a book he authored.
Of course, this is just one among tens of thousands of stories coming out of more than four years of conflict in Syria. But the way it's described reminds us (yet again) of the people behind the numbers. Here are the photos below, via HONY's Facebook page.
Obama responded from his personal account on the last of the seven slides. And in the midst of the Trump madness sweeping America right now, it's a welcome reprise. Have a look below. Via Facebook.
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