Family from Syria has been stuck in Moscow airport for weeks

Family From Syria Has Been Stuck In Moscow Airport For Weeks

Millions of Syrians fearing for their lives have fled the country and sought asylum elsewhere.

One family that chose to go to Russia is being met with a great deal of resistance from the nation's government.

Hasan Abdo Ahmad, his wife, and their 4 children have been living in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for over 50 days, waiting for issues concerning their passports to get worked out.

Initially, the family was accused of presenting falsified documents, even though they had used them to pass in and out of other countries on their way to Russia.

Although the Syrian government confirmed the legitimacy of the papers, the family is still waiting while their lawyers work to solve the problem.

In the meantime, UNICEF brings them meals, and occasionally a passenger traveling through the airport will drop off a care package.

After 44 days, the family was given overnight accommodations in a hotel within the airport, but they must still spend their days in the transit zone, waiting for their situation to get resolved.

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