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Syrians injured in war find hope for employment

The Farah Organization provides vocational education to Syrians in Daraa and Quneitra provinces who have been injured during the civil war and those with congenital deformities.
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ALEPPO, Syria — Samer al-Hourani had worked as a bus driver since he was a teenager until he lost both legs following a bombardment that targeted Daraa, a city in southwestern Syria, in the summer of 2014.

“I was injured when a bomb targeted the place where I used to live in the city of Da'el in the countryside of Daraa. Both my legs were cut off following the bombing, and I could no longer work as a bus driver,” Hourani, a 35-year-old father of three small children, told Al-Monitor. “I had no means to provide for my family. Then friends told me about the Farah Organization, and I immediately joined it to learn a craft that would help me earn a living.”

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