Syrian migrants are risking everything to flee their homeland. Just how bad is life in Syria?
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Danger and death are never far away as the Syrian capital tries to cling to normal life
The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015…
‘A mood of fatalism and fear prevails in Damascus, where residents admit their hearts have grown hardened to violence. But defiant partying is one way some forget daily reality. On top of everything else, last week Damascus suffered its worst dust storm in decades.’
To Understand The Exodus Of Syrians, Just Look At Aleppo
NPR – http://www.npr.org/2015/09/22/4425824…
‘Nearly half a million migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe so far this year. By far, most of them are from Syria. One of the big questions in this crisis is why this is happening now after more than four years of civil war. NPR’s Alice Fordham reports on a country that has lost hope.’
Life in Damascus bubble contrasts sharply with warzone outside
The Irish Times- http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/…
“Only those visiting embassies, with hotel reservations and $1,000, or tickets to fly out of Beirut’s international airport, secure visas. Still thousands cross the border daily, most go to the airport. Syria is losing its people.’