Baptist Global Response
Not long ago, Anisha* had an emotional meltdown. Though the 16-year-old was learning to verbalize her anger instead of throwing books and clothes, her temper still flared bright and hot.
Life as a refugee is difficult—especially so in the winter. For Middle Eastern refugees, not only do they have to find food, water and shelter for their families but also they must brave snowstorms and extremely low temperatures while living in tents and other sub-par housing. The threat of death is always present.
Selma*, 12, Amir*, 10, Senida*, 8, and Semir*, 6, live alone. Their mother abandoned them several years ago and their father is a severe alcoholic and rarely sees them. So, they live in a two-room house down the street from relatives.
It wasn’t an odd question in a cold American winter, but certainly wasn’t typical for Bangkok, where outside the car was 100 degrees Fahrenheit.