Syria: Father sells pens while holding his daughter on shoulder

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Damascus, Aug 28: Heart-breaking pictures of Syrian refugee selling pens while holding his sleeping daughter went viral after they were posted two days ago on Twitter by activist Gissur Simonarson.

The post managed to get more than £11,000 to support a Syrian refugee pictured selling pens in Beirut, The Mirror reported.

Father sells pens to feed child

Activist Gissur was flooded with requests to help the man and so Gissur, based in Norway, announced he was going to try to find him.

He launched a Twitter account named #BuyPens and he was soon contacted by a person who claimed that he has seen this man around his house.

Incredibly, twenty-four hours later the man and his daughter were identified as single dad-of-two Abdul and his daughter Reem, four and a half.

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They are reportedly from the notorious Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria.

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