A pen dipped in tears

Syria | Published on 11 april 2018 | by Jan Gruiters

A blood curdling photograph on the front page of a major Dutch newspaper. An aid worker wearing a gas mask carries a poisoned child. The image could be from an apocalyptic landscape by Dutch painter Jeroen
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Een pen in tranen gedoopt

#SaveGhouta | Published on 10 april 2018 | by Jan Gruiters

De NRC plaatste een bloedstollende foto op de voorpagina. Een hulpverlener met gasmasker draagt een vergiftigd kind. Het beeld lijkt rechtstreeks afkomstig uit een apocalyptisch landschap van Jeroen Bosch. Dat beeld was nog aan te zien.
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Douma under fire

Syria | Published on 9 april 2018 | by guest blogger

Dear Friends, In the photo you can see my house — totally burnt and destroyed by Russian airstrikes on Douma yesterday. I was ‘evacuated’ from Douma to Idlib a week ago and I was waiting for
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‘May it be a quick death!’

#SaveGhouta | Published on 7 maart 2018 | by guest blogger

I write this after ten days of the worst suffering I have witnessed in the last seven years. I hold my breath, as does everyone else here, and my chest is filled with sorrow due to
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In detention

#SaveGhouta | Published on 23 februari 2018 | by guest blogger

In detention (house arrest in the cellar) if we can get one meal a day then we are fine because most of our homes were damaged and people in #Ghouta were not able to store anything
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From the womb of the dead

#SaveGhouta | Published on 22 februari 2018 | by guest blogger

Please, please take a few minutes to read what doctor Housam Adnan wrote from #EasternGhouta yesterday: From the womb of the dead For more than twenty years, the scalpel was my companion Dancing between my fingers,
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Een mond vol zand…

#SaveGhouta | Published on 21 februari 2018 | by Jan Gruiters

Assad bombardeert met hulp van Poetin systematisch, genadeloos en met ongekende wreedheid zijn eigen burgers. Oost-Ghouta beleeft de meest bloedige dagen in de zeven jaar durende oorlog. In 36 uur tijd vielen er in de belegerde
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‘Do Others Know We Exist?’

#SaveGhouta | Published on 21 februari 2018 | by guest blogger

About a month ago the shelling started to intensify, so I went underground with my family to the shelter in Harasta. The shelter is an open basement space, not divided into rooms. It holds 50 families,
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Under the Window

#SaveGhouta | Published on 20 februari 2018 | by guest blogger

PAX wants to continue to give people in Syria a voice. Here is a story by Nivin, who escaped death yesterday in her house in Eastern Ghouta. To all those who know me My usual place
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