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Syrian refugees in Brazil reconnect with their homeland through food

Syrian refugees in Brazil reconnect with their homeland through food
(New Shawarma). Photo: Germano Lüders

Since it began in 2011, the Syrian Civil War has killed 364,371 people, including 110,613 civilians, according to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Besides the tragedy of tearing a country apart and killing its people, the conflict has also forced 5.6 million people (55 percent of the population) to flee and seek asylum elsewhere.

The majority of those who left Syria have gone to neighboring countries and Europe. But there are those who came to Brazil. Some 823 Syrian citizens requested refugee status in 2017;...

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