“We couldn’t bring anything with us from home. We didn’t have time to pack. When we moved from Damascus to Aleppo, it was like [we were] just going to visit. We couldn’t imagine that we couldn’t come back. We thought we would be there for a week and come back.
The day that we went to go back, the war started. There was bombing and everything. Our neighbours called us and said ‘don’t come, please don’t come. Because everyone is leaving, so if you want to be safe, stay in Aleppo.
We just had our clothes, we didn’t prepare anything. Then the war started in Aleppo too, and we moved to Northern Iraq. It was safe a little bit, and then ISIS came there, so we moved to Australia.”