Beauties Are Those Who Woke Up Early: They Are the Refugee Camps’ Mothers

Indeed, beauties are those who wake up early, taking the morning from the beginning; they are those who teach the birds what to sing.

(An excerpt from a poem by Nizar Qabbani)

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The beautiful women are the mothers dwelling in Syrian refugee camps; the displaced mothers who are striving to care for their children amid endless fears.

They are the ones who get up early in the morning, if they ever managed to sleep at all.

They are the ones who made a home out of a tent, a bed out of a mat, and food out of stones.

The most beautiful women, here, are four mothers who have been displaced from four different regions. Each of them has a…

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