Defining test for young refugees: Prove you are Syrian

March 15, 2015 12:02 PM

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Defining test for young refugees: Prove you are Syrian

Gaziantep, Turkey — Syrian refugee Umeyma gingerly steps out of a hospital in Gaziantep cradling her newborn son, Zakaria, in a wool blanket. The joy of granting the gift of life to her seventh child eclipses the strain of giving birth in an alien land, among doctors and nurses she cannot understand.

“It was his lot to be born in Turkey, but he is Syrian,” declares the Aleppo native with pride.

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