A bomb hit, Mohamad Hilal ran away and reached his home unhurt. His place of work at a pharmaceutical company in Aleppo, Syria, was destroyed. From then on, the young professional, who had just finished his studies in chemistry, spent his days at home. He was scared. But the war in Syria progressed, and three months later bombs destroyed a neighboring house. Mohamad Hilal helped to carry the stones away, to look for survivors. After that event he had no hope, peace was far away, he did not see a future for himself. The next day, the 29-year-old fled alone to the West.