Syrian refugee in Romania: ISIS banned chemistry and biology

By Andrei Aştefănesei and Dani Drăgan | EURACTIV.ro –

In recent years, the Syrian community in Romania grew due to the ongoing civil war. They say like Romania. They have their school there. But still, the refugees wish to eventually return home, they told EURACTIV.ro.

We met some of them at the Tichrin Arabic School. They came from Syria, some of them years ago, others just recently. They are professors and teach the Arab children English, mathematics, Romanian language, chemistry, physics and other disciplines.

They did not come locked in a truck, they did not cross the sea in an inflatable boat along with dozens of other people. Still, the ones that came, in the recent years, had the same reason for which tens of thousands risk their lives on the road: the conflict in Syria.

They are part of the intellectual class of Syria. At home, they had everything they needed. They had status. Even if they support the Assad regime, the consequences of the conflict are the same for them. ISIS and the absurd rules they had to obey forced them to leave. Romania has become a second home for them.

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