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I wake up early, pray and read the Quran, and I spend time drinking coffee with my family – something I didn’t have much time for back home. But things would be better if I had a job here.

Last week I had news that two of my nephews were killed in Syria. Many of my relatives have been killed in just a short time.

What makes me feel at home here in Jordan is the kindness of our neighbours, who have donated things for the house. They love my cooking and always want to taste the Syrian recipes.

When the Jordanian border came into view I froze. To this day I still don't know why, but I couldn’t move my legs. I saw my family already safe on the other side but so many thoughts filled my mind, I was paralysed.

The younger children were drugged to keep them silent as we crossed the border. One little boy was shot in his mother's arms and she just kept going, clutching his body, soaked in his blood. When we reached the other side we collapsed and cried with her.

The only thing I brought with me is a watch that my husband gave me for my birthday three years ago. It's broken but I keep it because it's the only thing I have from home.

Zakiah
Irbid, Jordan
Irbid, Jordan
Um Adnan
Um Ali
Mafraq, Jordan
Ramtha, Jordan
Rena
Um Alaa
Mafraq, Jordan
Ramtha, Jordan
Noura