Offically Offical

More than Numbers is an official organization founded April 9, 2018. This journey of starting this organization has been a whirlwind adventure. The same week we started, we saw Syria become a news headline again. Our thoughts continue to be with the people and country of Syria, as well as though who have fled. We […]

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It’s not Over!

As I prepare information for presentations about the Refugee Crisis. I look back at the numbers from 2015/2016 when 10,000 people were hitting the shores of Greece every day and I’m thankful for the huge decrease we have seen. But I’m troubled by the numbers that are appearing now. When I first started my research […]

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Meet Nicole and Alex

The story of Nicole, Alex, and their family is shared in a different way. The father of this family, Henry, comes from a militant family. He rarely leaves their home for fear of his safety.  The mother, Faith, was imprisoned in Bulgaria for a year with Nicole before escaping and reuniting with Henry and Alex. […]

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Numbers tell a Story

Seven March 15, 2011 the day the first bomb fell in the Syrian civil war. Seven years ago today. Seven years of non-stop fighting. Seven years of bombs and gunshots. Seven years of fear. Six There are currently 6.1 million Syrians displaced in their own country. Many of these Refugees now live in Idlib, Syria. Idlib […]

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Meet Vera and Sara

Today is International Women’s Day.  I wanted to take the time to share the story of two strong, beautiful, intelligent, and independent women. Women who’s lives were flipped upside down by war, yet who continue to dream. Women who can’t see the future but continue to believe their future is brighter. First, I would like […]

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Meet Rod, Mya and their daughters

Rod, Mya, Hattie and Grace are a family from Syria. They have been living in Greece for a year and seven months. This is their story: Rod worked as a truck driver in Dubai. He would travel through Jordan to reach Dubai. Once the war in Syria got really bad and people started fleeing; countries […]

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We can’t Forget the Refugee

My job is to stay up to date on current events, especially those that affect refugees.  I follow a migration report that shows how may refugees have landed in Greece, Italy, and Spain throughout the month.  In the first week of February 600 new refugees entered Europe. In total since January 9,659 new refugees have […]

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