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Supporting a Family at Age 14

Posted January 27, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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The work is okay. It’s not a problem, but I would love to have any opportunity to go back to Syria. I miss my school and the shop I used to work in.


SULIMANIYAH, Iraq, December 2013 —The Tasloga restaurant is the only checkpoint that connects the town of Sulimaniyah in eastern Iraqi Kurdistan, to points south. Trucks pass through here from as far away as Saudi Arabia. Ahmed’s 13-hour day starts at eight in the morning. He makes salads, serves tea and clears tables. He is 14 years old. Ahmed arrived from Syria with his family ten months ago, driven out by the conflict. Five months ago he got a job in the restaurant...