Haya's song

Today's post -- a letter and a song -- was written by a 10-year-old girl named Haya. She is a refugee from Syria.

Here's what she has to say.

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Peace to you.

I am talking on behalf of Syrian children, calling on you -- the people of the other world. Have you ever thought of Syria? Have you ever thought of the children of Syria? My country, Syria?

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