Born in Dara’a

Sahar used to be a primary school teacher back in Dara’a, forced to flee with her family, she is now living in Za’atri Camp. When I met with her she was telling me a bittersweet story of her last days back in Syria. One of her relatives was expecting a baby, and the family was excited and preparing for his arrival. However, on the day she went into labor, it was impossible to get her to a hospital in time; the roads were blocked and an ambulance could not reach them. They decided that they would deliver the baby themselves. They got a knife from their neighbors, sterilized it, and waited. After fifteen minutes the mother gave birth to a boy, and they proceeded to cut his umbilical cord with their improvised tool. Yazan came into a loving family, but a merciless war.

– Voice Team


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