8-5 | After more than two years of war, Syrians make up the largest group of migrants arriving in Greece “It was 5 am. My sister cooked me a delicious breakfast. Then I jumped in the car and made for the Syrian-Turkish border.” Lawand DEEK, a 21-year-old from Ar-Raqqah province, is keeping a diary of his exodus from Syria. The number of pages is growing.
8-1 | Istanbul is home to a growing Syrian community who are torn between returning to their country once the war is over or making their way on to Europe Seated on the left, Yaman. He is 12 years old, quiet, and a keen supporter of Real Madrid football club. He fled Syria and now lives with his family in a basement in Istanbul, in northwest Turkey. He misses his hometown, Al Kisswah, on the outskirts of Damascus, and wants to go back to his country once the war is over.
7-30 | Syrian refugees in neighbouring Turkey may have evaded the guns and missiles, but there is no escape from the physical and emotional scars of the conflict Ahmed BEIDUN displays his medical certificate while his son plays on the floor nearby. Ahmed lost his left foot during an airstrike in Aleppo, and this document, which proves the seriousness of his injuries, was what allowed him to cross the border that separates Syria from Turkey.
7-29 | Airstrikes and clashes dominate daily life in Syria Alia MOSA lies on a bed in a hospital in northern Syria. Her feet are wrapped in bandages. She is angry and despairing, and desperate to tell her story. “It was 5 am,” she says. “They launched missiles and my house was totally destroyed. Four of my children were killed and I was injured. One of my daughters and my husband survived.” Alia swears she will never go back to Aleppo, the city in northern Syria where she lived until days ago.
7-25 | A Syrian doctor working with MSF explains the medical needs now that Syria is at war. “This place used to be a school. It has now become an out-patient clinic; it comprises an in-patient doctor, a pediatrician, a gynecology clinic. The proportion of patients with diabetes and hypertension has exponentially increased.