“My name is Ahmed, I am a conservator/stuccoer from Damascus in Syria. I am in Berlin, along with my family, waiting at LaGeSo to receive a place to stay. I have 5 daughters and one son. Here you see me with my daughter Yuna, she is 7 years old.

Originally, my parents fled from Palestine to Syria in 1948 during the Palestine War. The situation in Syria is getting worse and I wanted my family to be safe. They trusted me with the decision to leave our home in Syria.

By now, our street and home in Damascus are destroyed. First we went to Lebanon, then Morocco and then to Spain. I am very thankful that we can be in Germany.”