Hala Kamil is the wife of a the former commander of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo.

They were fighting for a free Syria and against dictator Assad since 2012.

He was kidnapped by ISIS and most probably killed.

In 2015 she and her four children fled via Turkey to Germany, where they live now.

Her heartbreaking story has been documented in the Globalo co-produced film, “Watani: My Homeland”, which reached the short list for the Oscar.

Here you can watch her speech in New York at the UN World Humanitarian Day:


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The  Message to Humanity  by Hala Kamil (left) was translated and presented in English by Yasmine Al Massri (right side).

Yasmine Al Massri is an American/Palestinian actress. She made her movie debut in the 2007 film Caramel. In 2015, Massri began starring as Nimah and Raina Amin, identical twins in the ABC thriller series Quantico. She is now a US citizen.