Syria – 20 displaced families reside in a destroyed school with no means of subsistence

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Location: Raqqah – Syria

Language: Arabic

Voice: Natural

Duration: 00:05:30

Source: A24

Restrictions: A24 Clients

Dateline: 13-02-2022

Storyline:

Around 20 displaced families live in Khadija school, in the center of Raqqa, in difficult living conditions, as the displaced from various Syrian cities, such as Raqqa, Deir Ez-Zor, and Aleppo, have sought refuge in the school with no means of subsistence.

The displaced people, the majority of whom are women and children, depend on what they find in garbage containers to survive, in addition to some aid provided by international organizations.

Shot list:

(SOUNDBITE) Ahmed – Resident of Khadija School):

“We live in a horrible condition. We suffer the cold and hunger. There is no work. We don’t have doors or windows. We cover with blankets only. There are around 22 families in the school. Once a child came crying asking us to see his father, and when we went, we found his father dead. It is said that he died from the cold as you see this is his room.”

(SOUNDBITE) Umm Muhammad – Resident of Khadija School:

“We are surrounded by orphans. They pick stuff from the garbage containers to survive. It is very bad staying here but we have no place to go. There are no doors or windows. We have rubble around us. The school is destroyed and hopefully, there is no mine here.”

(SOUNDBITE) Displaced woman reside in Khadija School

“It’s been five days without proper food. We bought bread after 20 days with 600 pounds. My son and I collect scraps and sell them for a very little price. We have been without heaters for 3-4 days.”

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