Syrian refugees cook up new future in Portugal

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Fatima and her family are making new friends and reviving old passions in Portugal. Photo: Screengrab from UNHCR video.

Cooking is helping a Syrian refugee family to find a place in their new homeland, Portugal.

Through a local association that supports refugees, they will launch the first Syrian restaurant in the capital, Lisbon.

Seven years of conflict has displaced more than five million from Syria, with most finding refuge in the region, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Just over 1,200 have settled in Portugal since that country joined the Europe Relocation Programme in December 2015.

Ana Carmo reports.

Duration: 2’13″

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