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Sacramento Woman Describes Years In Aleppo Using Art


A Sacramento native who was once a refugee is bringing her experiences in Aleppo to life using art.

As a ceasefire in Syria continues to be negotiated, there are still thousands of refugees across the country in dire straits.

Safa Faki was among them a few years ago.

Every Friday, she led a group coloring activity as a form of creative release for the hundreds of children in her refugee camp. She now lives in Sacramento with her husband Rob Asher, a documentary filmmaker.

121916SafaFakiSacramento native Safa Faki holds up drawings done by children in Syria before speaking on Insight With Beth Ruyak. Faki was born in Aleppo and held coloring activities for children in displacement camps. Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

The couple joins us on Insight to discuss their experience inside Aleppo and reflect on the ongoing peace negotiations.   

Faki has launched a GoFundMe to return to a displacement camp in Syria to lead drawing sessions for children in those camps.

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