By Melissa Fleming
This is the tale of Doaa, a regular woman from a village in Syria, who in 2015 turned certainly one of humans stuffed directly to a fishing boat environment 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 used to be one in every of them - her fiancé Bassem, with whom she had fled, was once no longer; he drowned in entrance of her.
Melissa Fleming, the manager Spokesperson for the UN excessive Commissioner for Refugees, heard approximately Doaa and the dying of 489 of her fellow refugees at the day she was once pulled out of the water. She determined to fly to Crete to satisfy this striking woman, who had rescued a baby while she was once approximately useless herself. They struck an fast bond, and Melissa observed in Doaa the tale of the battle in Syria embodied by way of one younger lady. She has determined to inform Doaa's tale - the hazards she fled, and the adventure she risked to flee the conflagration in her place of birth. Doaa is the face of the thousands of moms, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons who chance every little thing as they fight to flee struggle, violence and death.
Doaa's tale will revolutionize how we see the millions of people that die each year looking for a house. it's going to squarely face one of many maximum ethical questions of our age: can we enable extra humans die in boats and vehicles, or do we give you the option to aid them?
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