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A trip to Ikea is usually an exercise in aspiration, in which excited customers trek through showcases of immaculately designed rooms admiring the decorations and clever, modern furniture. But this month Norwegian customers to Ikea are witnessing a different kind of home decor demonstration: a life-size model of a real home belonging to Syrians living outside Damascus. The cinderblock apartment, which is just 25 square metres, is based on the real home of Rana and her nine children. The internally displaced family, who fled to nearby Damascus for safety, told the Red Cross they were unable to afford a home that would better cater for their needs. Rana is also unable to afford warm clothes or blankets for here children, reported the Red Cross.