By Melissa Fleming
This is the tale of Doaa, a normal woman from a village in Syria, who in 2015 turned considered 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 was once one in all them - her fiancé Bassem, with whom she had fled, used to be 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 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 awesome woman, who had rescued a baby while she used to be approximately useless herself. They struck an speedy bond, and Melissa observed in Doaa the tale of the struggle in Syria embodied by way of one younger lady. She has determined to inform Doaa's tale - the risks she fled, and the adventure she risked to flee the conflagration in her native land. Doaa is the face of the thousands of moms, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons who possibility every thing as they struggle to flee conflict, violence and death.
Doaa's tale will revolutionize how we see the hundreds of thousands 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: do we permit extra humans die in boats and vehicles, or can we have the opportunity to aid them?
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