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>> Ramadan is a time for celebration and family, but for many Syrians, it's bittersweet. Living as refugees, some are marking their sixth holy month in Turkey, now home to some 3 million Syrians. Syrian volunteer groups are helping desperate families break their Ramadan fast with dignity.>> People in Istanbul it's hard for them to find work and most of the people that we seek are widows or orphans, so they don't have someone to support them.
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They don't have someone to go to work and afford to get them food.>> Groups like this one also take leftover food from restaurants. Distributing it among needy communities often not reached by aid groups.>> We're just going now with the volunteer group to distribute some of the food.
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The majority of Syrian refugees here in Turkey don't live in official government camps. They live in run down neighborhoods like this one, and often they can't find work. If they do, the wages are very low. And groups like this provide a much needed lifeline for them.>> It's the third year this volunteer group has handed out meals.
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They'll provide over 10,000 this Ramadan, and say the need is growing. With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, there is growing acceptance in these neighborhoods that their new homes are becoming more permanent. Hint has benefited from the free meals. She invited us into her home as she prepared to break her fast with her five children.
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It's her second Ramadan in Turkey. She says her husband was arrested at a Syrian military checkpoint. She learnt of his dead after seeing photographs smuggled out of a Syrian prison.>>
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> The children cannot accept he's not coming back. As for Hint, like many Syrians, she still hopes that one day it'll be safe enough to celebrate the holidays back home.
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I tell them, your father is in paradise now.>>