In 2011 a Civil War grew in Syria, out of the unrest of the Arab Spring and escalated to armed conflict. Unfortunately, it’s still ongoing, after almost 6 years and caused destruction, death and a severe refugee crisis. A crises that is also creating economic speculations, social tensions all over Europe and many rumours (legitimate or not – Ed.) about a World War III approaching or already started.
In this scenario, a Syrian refugee decided to write an open letter to the new elected US President Donald Trump, a letter of sadness and despair, but also of hope and faith. Here an extract from this letter:
my name is Abdulazez. I’m 18 years old. I’m one of the 4 million people who have fled from Syria. We left behind our hearts and the people that we lost. I’m sending you this message to congratulate you on the presidency. But also to remind you how much your words matter in deciding our future.
We started the revolution holding roses, hoping for support from the international community. Years passed. The roses turned into guns. But the hope for support continues. Still neither roses or hope helped. Your words matter for us. You might be able to change our future. I left Syria with my family 4 years ago. After the revolution started NOBODY wanted to LEAVE.
But what can we do against the tanks?
What can we do when death is falling from the sky?
Like many others, we went to Turkey and from there to Greece. We travelled, looking back to our cities, streets, houses being destroyed. We are Weak. We wanted the international community’s support and we know that it will come. Faith is what moved us and faith is what is keeping us going.
Now I’m a refugee. The hardest thing about living in a refugee camp is …”
You can continue to read this letter by watching this touching video.
Feel free to share your opinion with us: what the community and governments should do? How and when will it end?
Source: Al Jazeera – Photo: Abdulazez Dukhan