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Act For Ghouta

Eastern Ghouta is a place in the country side of Damascus, in Syria. Nearly 400000 people are living there, but they used to be more than a million. Those people are besieged by Assad regime and its allies. They are restrained from movement, access to food , health. education and even family sometimes. This page is trying to sneak through the siege even if only virtually. to break the restrains to reach out the besieged people dreams, love, joy and suffering. This page is focusing on the daily life and the inspiring resilience of the besieged people. We are trying to create a bridge between those who are inside the siege and those who are outside of it. The besieged people of Ghouta, are facing daily challenges. We as humanity must know and act to face it with them.

Latest posts by Act For Ghouta

Crossing the Syrian-Turkish border: risks by the hour

"They sprinted over the 50-meter stretch between the asphalt road and the mountain... 30 minutes later, the guide stopped and told them that they had just crossed the danger zone."

Eastern Ghouta's displaced residents are stuck between a rock and a hard place

The displaced masses of Ghouta arrive in northern Syria tired, broken and burdened by unbearable memories and the pressure to begin their migratory lives with difficult choices.

A young Syrian widow from Eastern Ghouta on her forced displacement

"Remember my story. My name is Safa. I was born thirty years ago. Today, I'm forcibly displaced from my home with my three children. I'm now alone, sad and tired."

Did Syrians really have a choice? Final days in Ghouta: Caught between an immediate death and a delayed one

"Should we leave the land of our childhood? How can I take my wife and kids from a dark reality to an unknown one? Many questions and no definitive answers."

‘I wanted my grandchildren to grow up in that house': Testimony of a 61-year-old Syrian woman from Zamalka

I wanted my grandchildren to grow up there, so that they would add to that home a new life, just like every generation of our ancestors did. 

‘May It Be a Quick Death!’ The Testimony of East Ghouta Dentist Aous Al Mubarak

"It is difficult for me to describe the exhaustion, the disaster and the horrors, and their cumulative effect over the past seven years..."

“Do Others Know We Exist?”: A Nurse's Testimony from Syria's Besieged Eastern Ghouta

"We were crying for Umm Muhammad, and because we were afraid. We wondered whether we were going to face the same fate, and whether our children would be rendered motherless."

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