Nayef Buteh wants Americans to know the war in Syria is dire. “It’s getting worse every day,” he said. “Everybody’s life is in danger.” In November 2015, Buteh, 45, arrived in Dearborn, Mich., with his wife, Feryal Jabur, 41, and son, Arab, 8. They are among more than 4 million people who have fled Syria since the war began. Before coming to Michigan, the family was granted refugee status by the U.S. government. Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM) has accompanied them as they start a new life in Dearborn.

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