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On our minds: Halema Alhasar

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by adakallgren on 5 July, 2016

With World Refugee Day just passed, we watch the video clip telling the story of Halema Alhasar, a Syrian refugee and aspiring fashion designer.

With World Refugee Day just passed (and stories of migrant workers being exploited in Turkish garment factories still on the radar), on our minds is the newly released video clip telling the story of Halema Alhasar, a Syrian refugee and aspiring fashion designer. Having escaped her native country to a Lebanese refugee camp three years ago, the 17-year-old quickly took up sewing to become a seamstress and started operating her own studio in the tent she shares with her parents and seven siblings. In the video, Halema sports her own colourful print designs stating that her work makes her able to support her family financially (and that her first customer was her cousin). Her dream, when she is eventually able to leave the camp? To become a fashion designer. Watch the video clip here

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Mia: Its amazing to me to be able to watch someone the same age as me be happy with doing something most americans or anyone not in the same predicament as her call simple or a hobbie to do for fun, but to her a hobbie that makes money that provides somewhere safe for her and her family to live. Very touching and prayers go out to her and all that are with her.
July 6, 2016

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