June 14, 2018
At a school in Jordan run by a native ministry, an 8-year-old girl from Mosul, Iraq became terrified every time her father took her to class. School workers were used to seeing refugees traumatized from Islamic State atrocities in Iraq, but they were baffled at Miriam’s shrieks of fear every time her father brought her to school. Miriam’s mother had her hands full with a younger child and a baby, but she had to bring Miriam to school, as it was the only way the girl could arrive calm enough to learn. Except that she didn’t learn.