Before we came to New Zealand, my Mum used to cry a lot. She thought she would be isolated and she wouldn’t be able to make friends, but that’s not the case at all. We love our new country and the connections we have made.
I will never forget my hometown though. No child deserves to be a refugee but Syrian children have been surrounded by war for most of their lives, and I worry about the children still trapped there.
Over winter it snows in most of the cities in Syria. When you don't have electricity or central heating and you don't have a house, it’s hard to deal with the cold, especially when you are a child and you don’t understand what’s happening all around you.
I feel so privileged to be here in New Zealand. Few children get that opportunity.
"I just hope that those children back
in Syria get the opportunity to live a
life free from conflict and uncertainty."
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