“We were lucky not to lose Yaman*,” says Mayyada* of her eldest son. “He was taking care of his grandfather when a bomb fell next to the room where he had just stepped, destroying the ceiling and walls next door. It was a matter of seconds.
“We fled our home because we had nothing left.” Shifaa’, 46, remembers only too well her family’s experience of the Syrian conflict in their hometown near Dar’a, in southern Syria.
AMMAN, Jordan (January 24, 2016) — After a historic blizzard left its mark on the East Coast of the U.S., another massive snowstorm is moving into the Middle East impacting millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced Syrians.
More than 2.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing Syria's civil war, currently live in Turkey.
Rania, 36 years old, Hana, 32 years old, and Ghosoun, 41 years old, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings.
Many refugees have dubbed the journey to Europe as the ‘Death Road’ due to its perilous nature and high mortality rates, especially at sea. Despite this, thousands continue to make the trip with over 3,500 people this year already having lost their lives at sea.