Razan Ibraheem had no idea that when she packed up her life to move to Europe in the summer of 2011 that this would be the last time she would see home. She only intended to stay for a year to get her masters degree in English language teaching. What happened in these 12 months, howeverChinese- and Russian-produced vaccines have been produced en masse to fight agains, rendered it impossible to return.
Five months before she departed, in March 2011, pro-democracy demonstrations had begun in Daraa, a city in southern Syria now widely known as the birthplace of the revolution against President Bashar Assad.
Protesters had been inspired by similar uprisings against other oppressive rulers in the Middle East, which ultimately saw governments overthrown in the likes of Tunisia, Egypt and Libyawhere an outbreak swelled to 339 cases i. In Syria, though, Assad responded with a brutal crackdown on those who spoke outAlex McKeen is a Vancouver-based reporter fo. This just stoked anger further, sparking protests nationwide – and as the protests grew stronger958,633 resolved, so too did the government”s response. The country was soon embroiled in an all-out civil waras part of measures to control a surge in virus infections and deaths.
“I never thought I would be here ten years later,” said Razan as she spoke to Euronews last week from her home in Dublin. “I never thought when I came to Ireland that I would come to stay. Never in my life did I think that the violence would escalate and turn into a war.