Video: A Syrian refugee family in the Dutch village of Kessel-Eik

Syrian refugee new life in the NetherlandsIt is now five years since the start of the Syrian conflict and since then, thousands of Syrian refugees have come to the Netherlands to make a new life.

The conflict has triggered the world’s largest displacement crisis. Half of all Syrians have fled their homes, around 4.8 million of them have become refugees outside the country, mostly in neighbouring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has been following Hanadi and her family who now live in the Netherlands. They had a middle-class life in Damascus, until the fighting closed in around them. They sold all they had and fled to Turkey.

The team first filmed Hanadi and her family in 2014, when they had been in their new home in the small Dutch village of Kessel-Eik, for three months. Sixteen months later the team visited them again to see how Hanadi was getting on in her new European home.

For the first part of the series, please visit the website.

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