An American Goes to Work With Refugees and Ends Up Falling for One (Re-Broadcast)
According to numerous estimates, the world is in the midst of the greatest refugee crisis since WWII. Though Americans haven’t had to deal with the millions of people fleeing recent war and persecution, like in Europe and the Middle East, individual stories can still reveal much about our shared humanity. American actress Kim Schultz traveled to the Middle East to work with refugees in 2009. She ended up falling in love with one of them. They began a three-year intercontinental romance just as civil war broke out in Syria. Schultz tells her story, and the stories of refugees she met, in her book “Three Days in Damascus.” She joins us to talk about the refugee crisis and finding love in the midst of war.
This segment originally aired in 2016.