Emad al-Masaadi, 41, and his son Hamudeh, 9, from Damascus, Syria, now live in Friedrichshafen, Germany, where they are seeking asylum. Last year, the two traveled from Libya to Italy on a smuggler's boat that nearly sank with 400 people on board.
Emad al-Masaadi, a 41-year-old house painter and taxi driver, fled Damascus with his wife and three young boys after their home was bombed in late 2012, just one of the countless hard-luck stories generated by Syria's civil war. They landed in Beirut, Lebanon, but after more than a year without work...
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