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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.

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Latest posts by Act For Ghouta

4 March 2018

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

The Bridge

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

20 February 2018

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

The Bridge

"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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