VICTIMS OF WAR

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THIS IS HOW WAR STARTS

Bosnia

"This is how war starts. One day you are living your ordinary life. You are planning to go to a party. You are taking your children to school. You are making a dentist appointment.

The next thing, the telephones go out, the televisions go out, there are armed men on the street, there are roadblocks.

Your life as you know it goes into suspended animation. It stops."

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Janine di Giovanni
What I saw in the war

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WHAT DID YOU TAKE?

Syria

"When I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who killed your son? Did the rest of your family make it out alive? How are you coping in your life in exile? But there's one question that always seems to me to be most revealing, and that is: What did you take? What was that most important thing that you had to take with you when the bombs were exploding in your town,and the armed gangs were approaching your house?

A refugee boy I know told me that he didn't hesitate when his life was in imminent danger. He took his high school diploma, and later he told me why ..."

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Melissa Fleming

UN Refugee Agency

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WOMEN, WARTIME AND THE DREAM OF PEACE

Powerful "backline" stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts

I grew up with the colors of war -- the red colors of fire and blood, the brown tones of earth as it explodes in our faces and the piercing silver of an exploded missile, so bright that nothing can protect your eyes from it. I grew up with the sounds of war -- the staccato sounds of gunfire, the wrenching booms of explosions, ominous drones of jets flying overhead and the wailing warning sounds of sirens. "

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Zainab Salbi 2010

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THE MODERN REFUGEE REGIME WAS CREATED IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Today, that system is failing.

Imagine a Syrian woman. Let's call her Amira. And Amira to me represents many of the people I've met in the region. Amira, like around 25 percent of the world's refugees, is a woman with children, and she can't go home because she comes from this city that you see before you, Homs, a once beautiful and historic city now under rubble.

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Alexander Betts 2016

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FORGOTTEN? SYRIA'S CHILDREN OF WAR

Disturbing Content - age sensitive

Since the beginning of the conflict, Syrian children have been the forgotten victims of the horrific war. Today, over 5 million children are in need of assistance, including over 1 million Syrian children who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. These children are at risk of becoming a "lost" generation and cannot be ignored. 

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Save the Children 2015