Second Edition


The following story is a work of fiction.
It is inspired by real events and based on reports from various reputable sources, including national newspapers and UNHCR.

None of the characters are real persons
any resemblance to persons alive or dead is purely coincidental.
Where place names are given, these are real,
descriptions of activities which take place there and the people involved are fictitious.




I would like to say a special thank you to my editor Carlos Hazday, who devoted his time to improving this book, and without whom this second edition would not have seen the light of day.


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Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
"Syria has become the great tragedy of this century - a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history."
Antonio Guterres - Secretary-General of the United Nations.