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Syrian Refugee elder with children.

Hard-Bitten

Once a wealthy farmer in Syria, an 81-year-old Syrian lost everything he had spent his life building in one night after he had to flee invading jihadists. Human traffickers took the only items of value he was able to carry to sneak him into Turkey. Reduced to poverty in a makeshift camp for refugees in southern Turkey, "he is all the time crying," the director of an indigenous ministry said. The once-rich man complained that many came to the camp to take his photo with promises of aid, but that no one brought anything. "When we came back two weeks later with aid made possible by Christian Aid Mission, he hugged me and cried," the director said. "He said, 'You are a real man, because you keep your word.'" The needs of the elderly man and 6,000 other refugees in the area continue to grow.

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