We Live in Aleppo. Here’s How We Survive | the Syrian War

Image of a child in the streets of Aleppo, December 2016.
| May 24, 2018
Categories: Learnin'

The Syrian civil war began in March of 2011 after security forces under the rule of President Assad opened fire on pro-democracy, teenage demonstrators.  The fight to overthrow the Syrian government has been long, and the internecine fighting between seemingly innumerable factions (including regional powers fighting by proxy) just as long. A generation of Syrians is growing up knowing nothing but conflict and fear. How do they and their families get by?

Read up on survival skills learned during wartime: the Syrian perspective.

Children during the Syrian war block their ears from the sound of approaching warplanes, shelling, or cluster bombs.

Children in Aleppo block their ears from approaching warplanes, shelling, or cluster bombs. Photo credit Baladi News.

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