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By Ayberk Yurtsever

Mecit and his sister Büşra

Mecit, 7, and his sister Büşra, 9, stand in the door of their one room home in Antakya, Turkey. © UNICEF/Turkey2014/Yurtsever

Antakya, Turkey, March 2014 – 7-year-old Mecit has only been in Turkey for a month, but he’s happy to be away from the bombing back home in Aleppo. “I was afraid of the missiles the most. They were making so much noise. It’s beautiful and quiet here. I play games with my sisters, brothers and friends,” he says.

Mecit, his parents, seven siblings and his uncle’s family now live as urban refugees, in a single room, in Antakya, Turkey.  Mecit, along with his other siblings, have never gone to school. His older sister Büşra, who is 9, says, “I want to become a nurse when I grow up. I miss our house, my friends, and my things the most.”

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