Escaping Syria

By September 20, 2013Iraq, Refugee Relief

I am a single woman who was living in a suburb of Damascus. Two weeks ago our neighborhood was shelled by both the Regime and FSA. My house was destroyed in the bombing. One of my cousins stayed inside the home, and when the bombs hit, my house collapsed on her. We could not find her body in the rubble.

There was nothing left of my home, my life, so I chose to flee the country immediately. As I left our neighborhood I saw my neighbors and their children, dead in their yards and the street. It was a horrible sight.

I fled to the border and paid $400 for someone to smuggle me out of Syria and into a refugee camp. We snuck through the barbed wire fence at the border and then hiked through the night across fields. Finally we came to a road, and my handler pointed me in the correct direction.

Thankfully I am now safe in this camp, and I fled just before the chemical attacks, but I have no idea if my family is alive or dead.

3 Comments

  • Judy Brown says:

    Are people in Syria having to pay to leave or is this a racket?
    I am really excited about this work that you are doing in Kurdistan with the refugees. I have been telling everyone I know about it and I wish that I could do more. With love and prayers, Judy

  • Judi says:

    I could not imagine what you have been through, you are very brave. I am sorry for your loss. Jesus loves you so much, He wants to love on you and help your heart to begin to heal, I will be praying for you and your safety.

  • Anne Griffin says:

    I’m so sorry you are going through this! Outside of donating to World Compassion Ministries for their wonderful work in your area, and prayer, there is not much more I can do. I too wish I could do so much more. Just remember, Jesus loves you deeply and has a wonderful plan for your life. He knows you intimately and sees everything you are going through. Please trust Him.