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Here is an important party in Syria that we do not here much about:
“I don’t know exactly, but everything seems more beautiful after the snowfall… as if the white sweeps away some of the darkness that fills our hearts. Every day I sit out here for long hours, but today everything seems more beautiful. Even with the harsh cold, I couldn’t resist the urge to stay a while and meditate on the beauty of this place, blanketed in white.”
Majed, 42, has been living under siege since two years (In the picture above).
“This is the oldest house in Douma. My grandfather got married in this house and so did my father. In February 2015, there was a very violent bombing campaign by the regime. And this house was targeted with a very big barrel bomb. I hid in one of the rooms but it collapsed on me. Despite that, I didn’t get hurt—even its walls didn’t harm me.
“This compassionate house protected me from death and injury. I managed to get out from under the rubble unscathed. Since then, I’ve visited this house every day. I take care of the rose bushes and the fountain in the middle of the garden. Here at this fountain are all the memories of my family and my forefathers.”
Abu Sobhi, 50, from Douma, Eastern Ghouta in Syria
Abu Salah, 35, has been living under siege since two years. He uses his bicycle to charge a battery that powers the lights in his house at night.
Fawaz, 6, has been living under siege since two years.
Nour, 5-year-old boy, has been living under siege since two years.
Abu Hussein, 39, has been living under siege since two years.
In collaboration with Humans of Syria (HOS).