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Syria’s internally displaced losing hope of returning home

Feeling that their chances of returning to their hometowns in Syria are dropping, Aleppo’s displaced are seeking stability by preserving their old social ties in a new place.
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IDLIB, Syria — Mohammad Issa puts down the tiles he's been carrying on his shoulders, then begins stacking the bricks, placing layers of cement in between to build the foundation for an additional room to widen his small house.

Issa is a construction worker who has been living for two months with his wife and four children in this house. Once he completes his work, the house will have two rooms in addition to a kitchen and bath.

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