Escape to freedom. Bringing a Syrian family to safety

Russell Chapman

This is the story of a Syrian family’s journey to freedom in Europe and the small part I played in helping them. Along the way I saw and learnt a lot about what refugees face as they escape from war-torn countries and political oppression.

Fadl and his family were introduced to me through a mutual friend Muhannad, who I had spent time with when I was in Syria in 2013 to see the situation for myself. Muhannad asked me if I would be prepared to help Fadl and his family get from Greece to a particular European country. After some consideration I decided to try and help them. The family is from the Aleppo region and before the war they had their own restaurant. His wife Majelina, who had to stay behind to look after ageing grandparents, was a university professor of English literature. Then, because of the war and…

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