Syrian refugees stand in line as they wait for aid packages at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed
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Frantically serving up Syrian-style sandwiches and platters of chicken and meat, Shawermat Anas opens onto a busy street in Khartoum.As some European countries close their doors and neighbors struggle to cope, an increasing number of Syrians are finding welcome refuge in an unlikely destination – Sudan.A survey conducted by the Syrian Support Committee in July 2015 found more than 100,000 Syrians living in the country as a result of the war, a number that has since grown.A shared language and the promise of help from old friends and relatives already in Sudan has encouraged more Syrians to make a life there.While Syrians are thankful to escape the dangers and psychological stress of the war back home, they face economic challenges in Khartoum.In July, an initiative called Shukran Sudan was launched by a group of Syrians who handed out sweets and water to passing cars.
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