We hear on a daily basis about Syria’s civil war and refugee crisis (to count, more than four million Syrians have fled the country), but what about those left behind? What is life like for them?
NPR talks to a local photographer and filmmaker who lives in the rebel area of Douma (due to security reasons, he has not given his name).
“No one thinks about the next day. Maybe tomorrow you lose not your refrigerator, maybe you lose your family or maybe you lose your house. For example, a friend of mine just lost all of his family in one airstrike. He had four casualties in his family. He lost his father and his mother and his sister and his younger brother and that was, like, in the blink of an eye. And he didn’t even cry. He was like expecting that something like this was going to happen sooner or later.”