Zayad lives alone in Amman, having come from Iraq in 2012. He longs for his wife and two children in Canada, but he makes sure to talk to them every day on Skype or Yahoo. He stresses that his children need their father, especially now that they are teenagers. He says, “they are comfortable there, but they are missing their father.”
And he certainly misses them, too. He is lonely, explaining that he has refrained from making serious friendships because of the transient nature of refugee life in Amman. Indeed, Zayad hopes to travel soon.
Nonetheless, he finds relief in coming to the center on Sundays to play dominoes and drink coffee with other refugee men. He says it’s an outlet for him to express himself and share insights with those with similar experiences.
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