When the Syrian Crisis happened, it happened fast. Families all over Syria fled their homes, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs. They did not have time to say good-bye to friends. They did not have time to figure out where other family members were going to. There was no packing, no planning, no time and place to meet up again. It was just running for their lives.
Beyond the trauma from having to suddenly leave their homes, many witnessed and experienced atrocities too horrible to share. Families lost fathers, mothers lost sons, daughters were taken captive, children witnessed death.