Lost and Found
“Our daughter, our daughter!” was all that Mahmoud Al-Hayek could shout in Arabic, through tears.
His wife, Reem, clutched three small children wearing backpacks. Their fourth—beautiful, wide-eyed, 6-year-old Rand—had been fatally hit by a train. The family had entered
Greece that afternoon. Once across, smugglers forced them to walk for hours along railway tracks.
It had been two days since they last slept, and even longer since they had eaten. They did not hear the train as it raced towards them in the darkness with its lights off.
440 STAFF DEPLOYED IN 20 LOCATIONS
374,838 BLANKETS AND MATS DISTRIBUTED
54,939 KG OF HIGH-ENERGY BISCUITS ISSUED
Despite their tragic loss, the Al-Hayek family did not lose hope. With your generous support, UNHCR helped this grieving family resettle in western France where they can begin to heal and piece their lives back together.
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