By Melissa Fleming
This is the tale of Doaa, a regular lady from a village in Syria, who in 2015 turned certainly one of humans filled directly to a fishing boat environment sail for Europe. The boat was once intentionally capsized, and of these humans, 11 survived; they have been rescued 4 days after the boat sank. Doaa was once one in all 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 fulfill this striking woman, who had rescued a baby while she used to be approximately lifeless herself. They struck an speedy bond, and Melissa observed in Doaa the tale of the warfare in Syria embodied via one younger girl. She has determined 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 possibility every little thing as they fight to flee battle, violence and death.
Doaa's tale will revolutionize how we see the hundreds of thousands 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 enable extra humans die in boats and vans, or do we have the ability to aid them?
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A Hope More Powerful than the Sea by Melissa Fleming