Souriana is a basketball team formed in Düsseldorf, Germany, by an all Syrian team and coach. A project aiming to help build a strong relationship between Germany and Syria. Most of the players were part of the best national basketball teams in their homeland; With houses and buildings tumbling down into large piles of dust these 16 members, whose ages range from 18-22, had no choice but to leave everything they hold dear behind and venture into a land they have only heard by name. Their arrival to Germany marked the end of the life they dreamed of and the beginning of a life in uncharted waters. The new team ‘Souriana’ played against ‘Rhine Rosters’ on the 30th of April of 2016 in Dusseldorf, with Syrian crack and former syrian national team player Michael Madanly supporting them.