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Palestinian refugee family’s escape from Syria via tropical island to new life in Sweden

The Palestinian refugee family had fled from Syria, where more than two years of war has devastated many parts of the country.“The Sunny Side of Life”, beam the tourism ads for the Maldives, a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. That tagline has come true for one Palestinian refugee family, who found hope for their future on these islands after 10 months of life on the run.┬áLast October, Ubaid*, 49, fled Syria with his wife and two little daughters. Continue reading