A Syrian refugee who caught public attention by virtue of his altruistic help to Berlin’s poorest has urged people not to fear asylum seekers coming from war zones. He told RT’s Ruptly that people just want to live in peace until war in Syria ends. Alex Assali, lives life ‘paying it forward’, and continues to cook meals for the homeless in Berlin. Spending a large share of his tiny government stipend is how he says ‘thank you’ to a country that sheltered him from conflict at home.
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Natylie Baldwin is author of The View from Moscow: Understanding Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations available in e-book and print. She has traveled throughout western Russia since 2015 and has written several articles based on her conversations and interviews with a cross-section of Russians. She blogs at (more...)