When the earth literally shakes beneath your feet, your sense of home and belonging can be deeply affected. Assalah, a Syrian refugee and valued member of the Karam House team, knows this reality all too well. She recounts the tremors of the February earthquakes that left her homeless, painting a vivid picture of a life upended and yet resilient, fueled by her unwavering sense of belonging. An exemplary figure, Assalah shares not just her tales of survival, but also her invaluable work at Karam House.
This episode also takes you through the aftermath of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, offering an inside look at how natural disasters can shape our sense of belonging. Assalah’s stories of resilience, the challenges faced by the community in Hatay, and the commendable efforts of the Karam House team to organize pop-up activities and support their community, create a mosaic of trials and triumphs. Join us for the journey, as we traverse territories of hope, belonging, and resilience.