Love in the Time of Refugee Camps

By Dalia Mortada

Merium and Ahmed grew up in the same village, but never took notice of each other until their families ended up in the same refugee camp in Turkey. But even with fighting all around them, customs were observed. They could not talk to each other. So, Meriem’s young sister, like a kind of carrier pigeon, carried secret letters between Meriem and Ahmed. But war is the ultimate wild card. Before long, their families fled in separate directions and the two feared they would not see each other again.

This production aired as part of our “Love is Complicated” series, part of the Global Story Project with support from the Open Society Foundations. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

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