By Melissa Fleming
This is the tale of Doaa, a regular lady from a village in Syria, who in 2015 grew to become certainly one of humans stuffed directly to a fishing boat surroundings sail for Europe. The boat used to be intentionally capsized, and of these humans, 11 survived; they have been rescued 4 days after the boat sank. Doaa was once one among them - her fiancé Bassem, with whom she had fled, used to be now not; he drowned in entrance of her.
Melissa Fleming, the manager Spokesperson for the UN excessive Commissioner for Refugees, heard approximately Doaa and the loss of life of 489 of her fellow refugees at the day she used to be pulled out of the water. She determined to fly to Crete to satisfy this impressive lady, who had rescued a baby whilst she was once approximately lifeless herself. They struck an rapid bond, and Melissa observed in Doaa the tale of the conflict in Syria embodied by means of one younger lady. She has made up our minds to inform Doaa's tale - the hazards she fled, and the adventure she risked to flee the conflagration in her fatherland. Doaa is the face of the hundreds of thousands of moms, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons who possibility every thing as they fight to flee conflict, violence and death.
Doaa's tale will revolutionize how we see the millions of people that die each year looking for a house. it is going to squarely face one of many maximum ethical questions of our age: do we permit extra humans die in boats and vans, or can we have the ability to assist them?
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