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    Posted: 13 September 2017 at 6:36am
Syrian Refugees Respond To Hurricane Irma By Cooking Feasts For Evacuees

They were compelled to help because they know what itís like to lose everything, they said.

Abeer and Nora al-Sheikh Bakri are sisters from Douma, Syria. They fled their homeland in 2012 after their countryís civil war engulfed the city. They spent four years in Egypt before being resettled in Clarkson, Georgia, in 2016 with other members of their families.

Suffice to say they know what itís like to watch homes crumble before their eyes. So when Hurricane Irma bore its weight down on the southeastern U.S., displacing more than half a million people by Sunday, they sprung into action.

ďI called my sister Nora and we got cooking,Ē Abeer, 28, told HuffPost on Tuesday by phone. They drove an hour to the Hamzah Islamic Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Sunday evening, where they said about 39 evacuees were riding out the storm...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syrian-refugees-hurricane-irma_us_59b7e89be4b027c149e277ae?ud8



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