By Melissa Fleming
This is the tale of Doaa, a standard lady from a village in Syria, who in 2015 turned one in all 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, used to be now not; 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 used to be pulled out of the water. She determined to fly to Crete to satisfy this amazing lady, who had rescued a child whilst she used to be approximately lifeless herself. They struck an quick bond, and Melissa observed in Doaa the tale of the struggle in Syria embodied via one younger girl. She has made up our minds to inform Doaa's tale - the risks she fled, and the adventure she risked to flee the conflagration in her place of birth. Doaa is the face of the hundreds of thousands of moms, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons who probability every little thing as they struggle 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: do we permit extra humans die in boats and vehicles, or can we give you the chance to aid them?
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A Hope More Powerful than the Sea by Melissa Fleming