rawaa kasedah: As refugees, they knew no one, had no job prospects and didn't speak a word of English, according to Toronto Star. From left, Rawaa Kasedah, daughter Batool Rawoas and husband Mohammed Aref Rawas, at their kiosk on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. With 30 days' notice, the Rawas family were plucked from their temporary home in Jordan, where they'd fled the Syrian civil war, and resettled in Oakland, Calif. Anda Chu / Bay Area News Group Appetizers prepared for an event by the Rawas family, who started Old Damascus Fare catering company in California, just three years after arriving in the U.S. as refugees. They've hired their first employee. Molly DeCoudreaux Three years later, Mohammed Aref Rawas, Rawaa Kasedah and their four children are running a budding catering business that serves authentic Syrian food such as smoked basmati rice, falafel and fattoush salad. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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