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by Tyler Graf | Dec 21, 2016

One thing is keeping Mariam going amid the hardships of life as a Syrian refugee — the thought of home.

But for Mariam there is no home. Not like before. When ISIS invaded her town of Deir ez-Zor, they destroyed everything. While they killed hundreds, they kidnapped and injured hundreds more. The city became a battlefield in the Syrian civil war, upended by rancor and continuous fighting.

Mariam, 29, was lucky to escape with her parents and two sisters.