Syrian family Amal Jafar, Abdlhamit Saleh and Rama Saleh in their Fort Lauderdale apartment. The family arrived from Syria over the summer after escaping the war zone and moving to Turkey. They lived there for years before they were cleared to come to America. Once they got to Miami they learned that the mom’s breast cancer had spread. They have three children, 14, 17 and Rama 19. They are mourning the loss of their 27-year-old niece, who recently died after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean. They were trying to go to Greece.
Syrian family Amal Jafar, Abdlhamit Saleh and Rama Saleh in their Fort Lauderdale apartment. The family arrived from Syria over the summer after escaping the war zone and moving to Turkey. They lived there for years before they were cleared to come to America. Once they got to Miami they learned that the mom’s breast cancer had spread. They have three children, 14, 17 and Rama 19. They are mourning the loss of their 27-year-old niece, who recently died after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean. They were trying to go to Greece. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com
Syrian family Amal Jafar, Abdlhamit Saleh and Rama Saleh in their Fort Lauderdale apartment. The family arrived from Syria over the summer after escaping the war zone and moving to Turkey. They lived there for years before they were cleared to come to America. Once they got to Miami they learned that the mom’s breast cancer had spread. They have three children, 14, 17 and Rama 19. They are mourning the loss of their 27-year-old niece, who recently died after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean. They were trying to go to Greece. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com

For Syrian refugees, South Florida is a beacon of hope

November 12, 2015 09:54 PM

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