Syrian refugees say thank you with roses

syrian refugees rosesSyrian asylum seekers living in shelters in various parts of the Netherlands handed out roses to Dutch people on Friday morning to thank them for giving them refuge.

The initiative aims to show ‘we are people of peace and not terrorism’, Amer Alomari told ‘We hope this event will change the negative thoughts about Syrian refugees.’

The roses were bought by the refugees themselves and were handed to travellers at stations in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Groningen, Utrecht, Zwolle, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Arnhem, Tilburg, Heerlen, Emmen and Almere, Alomari said.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation