This explosion was close - much closer than the others that had rattled the village on the outskirts of Homs, Syria, where Sultanah Alchehade lived with her four young children. This one hit the school next door, blasting out one of the walls of their house.
Ryan Hyland is a senior writer for Rotary International. He’s worked for the organization for more than 10 years and has written articles for its website, magazine, and various other communication outlets. Topics have included disaster relief, education, peace, and clean water and sanitation. He lives in Chicago.
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