Siege – Infographic

Early 2012: The regime began restricting the movement of civilians, confiscating food and arbitrarily depriving civilians from electricity and water.

Under Siege: The Plight of East Ghouta – SAMS

Source: SAMS – Syrian American Medical Society “Many patients are simply awaiting their death at home,” said SAMS doctor in East Ghouta. Nearly 400,000 civilians living in besieged East Ghouta are facing...

Liberated T: Interview with Bayan Rehan

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Om Sameeh… When “Lemons Write in Jaffa”

Osama Nassar – Rising For Freedom (RFM) Our Suzuki pickup could barely find its way through the rubble in an area pockmarked with the shells that landed on Jobar, the area in Ghouta nearest to Damascus...

Mohammed, 12 years

Twelve-year-old Mohammed sells biscuits on the streets of Douma.

He has been living under siege for the past two years.
This photo was taken on February 28, 2015
Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Mohammed, 5 years

“I hate planes…Two years ago I was injured in the head when our neighborhood was bombed. Until now I panic each time I hear the sound of the plane” He continues explaining the painting:...


Electricity – Infographic

The electricity was cut off by the regime even before the siege. To do laundry you need to book time with those responsible for the electricity generators.


In detention

By Nivin Hotary an inspiring woman living in Eastern Ghouta In detention (house arrest in the cellar) if we can get one meal a day then we are fine because most of our homes were damaged and people in #Ghouta were not...

“The Elephant”

Ahmad Khanshour living in eastern Ghouta It has been 7 days since my house was destroyed. Seizing the opportunity of Putin “5-hour humanitarian-pause” I decided to go see my house. As safe living in a...

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