Syrian refugee finds a better life in Cambridge

Faraj Alnasser Credit: ITV Anglia

A Muslim refugee who has fled from the 7 year long conflict in Syria has found a better life with a Jewish family in Cambridge.

Human rights say up to half a million people have been killed in the conflict, many more have fled their homes. The UK has already taken in ten thousand refugees

Faraj Alnasser fled Aleppo in Syria in 2013, aged just 16.

Simon and Shoshana Goldhill took Faraj into their home a year and a half ago.

They'd been deeply affected by the scenes from Syria and wanted to help.

They signed up with the charity Refugees at Home.

Simon and Shoshana Goldhill Credit: ITV Anglia

Faraj was forced from Aleppo at 16 and managed to get to Egypt.

He then travelled to Turkey working in a school for 2 years before heading on an inflatable boat to Greece, on foot through Macedonia and had a terrifying journey across Europe before stowing away in a lorry to get to Dover.

Faraj tells our Hannah Pettifer that he is now learning English Credit: ITV Anglia

Faraj is now learning English at Cambridge regional college. He wants to continue his studies here and become a child psychologist.

The Government announced yesterday that just over 10,500 Syrian refugees have come to the UK since 2014.

So far Refugees at Home have placed 15 people in the east of England, mostly in Cambridge.