A year in the life of a Syrian refugee family now in Cyprus

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By Yiannis Kourtoglou

After more than a year of separation Syrian refugee Ammar Hammasho was finally, albeit briefly, reunited with his wife and four children through a chain link fence topped with barbed wire in Cyprus.

Hammasho, who is from the war-ravaged Idlib region, fell to his knees and kissed each of his three eldest children through the three metre-high barrier encircling a migrant reception centre at Kokkinotrimithia, west of the Cypriot capital Nicosia.

His youngest toddler, Jumah – named after their second-born who was killed in an air raid in 2015 – was...


A year in the life of a Syrian refugee family now in Cyprus


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