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A Year Later, Fortunes Are Mixed for Syrians Forging New Lives In Berlin

It’s been nearly a year since the Abualnar brothers and their two friends set off from Libya on an overloaded fishing boat, recording the journey on their mobile phones. They survived thanks to the Italian coast guard, which rescued the migrants and took them to the island of Lampedusa. VOA first met the young refugees at Italy’s Milan station — cold, fearful, unsure of what lay ahead on their journey to Berlin. Nine months later, they have been given asylum by Germany and most are...

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