Back Home in Homs
For this family, having us in their home for coffee was a big deal–one of the first times they’ve been able to do it since 2011, when they fled Homs. They returned three years later (after Dash/ISIS fled the city), but their home was unlivable and all their belongings burned. After a bomb had torn through the roof of their top-floor apartment, Daesh brought up giant tanks to heat water for the lower levels, which they used as office space. Thanks to a grant by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, they had help in making the necessary repairs. It took them over a year to make it livable again, but now it is home–once again.