By Melissa Fleming
This is the tale of Doaa, a typical woman from a village in Syria, who in 2015 turned certainly one of humans filled 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 considered one of them - her fiancé Bassem, with whom she had fled, was once no longer; he drowned in entrance of her.
Melissa Fleming, the executive 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 made up our minds to fly to Crete to satisfy this impressive woman, who had rescued a child while she was once approximately lifeless herself. They struck an speedy bond, and Melissa observed in Doaa the tale of the conflict in Syria embodied through 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 danger every thing as they fight to flee warfare, 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: can we allow extra humans die in boats and vehicles, or can we give you the chance to aid them?
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