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
“It’s important for a person to do sports. This keeps me healthy, and it lights up my house at night.”
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 is six years old. He walked four kilometers (two and a half miles) to bring back food for his family, the day’s meal.”
Fawaz, 6, has been living under siege since two years.
“I am the princess of my town,” said the 12-year-old girl, who has been living under siege since two years.
“I hope the planes don’t drop their bombs on us tomorrow—tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I want to find a gift to surprise my mom. If the plane attacks my mom won’t let me leave the house.”
Nour, 5-year-old boy, has been living under siege since two years.
“Don’t ask me about what happened here. Let me enjoy smoking my cigarette.”
Abu Hussein, 39, has been living under siege since two years.
In collaboration with Humans of Syria (HOS).