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A letter to the border Gods

A letter to the border Gods

Dear Gods, I am the lucky Syrian named, Zaina Erhaim, I might not have a valid photo ID to prove this, but I can bring hundreds of relatives, neighbors, and friends to prove so to your highness. My mother, as most of our local women, gave birth to me at home, still, our house was full of the congratulating people ...

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Life and death in Aleppo, a city recently under siege

Life and death in Aleppo, a city recently under siege

For the past month I haven’t needed to set a morning alarm – the regime jets do that job for me. Every single day we have been woken at 7am by a missile or by a barrel bomb. I can’t tell if there are mortars, because I am so used to the sound of their explosions that they no longer ...

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Excited to Becoming Stateless! Thanks To Your Horrible World!

Excited to Becoming Stateless! Thanks To Your Horrible World!

Suddenly I stopped being bothered by the fact that I am going to be stateless within couple of months, yes I will be a paperless unidentified person with 3 valid visas (US, EU and UK) and over used completely full Syrian 8 years-old passport that I can’t replace, not even with a 5000$ bribe, the regime didn’t accept to issue ...

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الثائرات Rebellious Women

الثائرات Rebellious Women

Female activists who remain in rebel-held parts of Syria face numerous complex challenges. As well as facing the constant danger of bombing by the Assad government’s air force, these women have to battle the conservative traditions of a male-dominated society, aggravated by a militarized environment from which many civilians have fled. Facing restrictions on their movements, dress and behaviour, and ...

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A Barrel Morning in Aleppo City

A Barrel Morning in Aleppo City

The first barrel bomb has hit, and failed in waking me up, I waited for it to explode while half asleep, it mixed with my dream where I was running away from someone trying to assassinate me. The helicopter is still hovering above us, very close that it could just part on the roof, and maybe the monster driving it ...

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