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By Melissa Fleming

This is the tale of Doaa, a typical lady from a village in Syria, who in 2015 grew to become certainly one of humans filled directly to a fishing boat surroundings sail for Europe. The boat was once intentionally capsized, and of these humans, 11 survived; they have been rescued 4 days after the boat sank. Doaa used to be one in all them - her fiancé Bassem, with whom she had fled, was once no longer; he drowned in entrance of her.

Melissa Fleming, the executive Spokesperson for the UN excessive Commissioner for Refugees, heard approximately Doaa and the dying of 489 of her fellow refugees at the day she was once pulled out of the water. She made up our minds to fly to Crete to fulfill this notable woman, who had rescued a baby whilst she used to be approximately useless herself. They struck an rapid bond, and Melissa observed in Doaa the tale of the struggle in Syria embodied through one younger girl. She has made up our minds to inform Doaa's tale - the risks she fled, and the adventure she risked to flee the conflagration in her fatherland. Doaa is the face of the hundreds of thousands of moms, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons who probability every little thing as they struggle to flee conflict, violence and death.

Doaa's tale will revolutionize how we see the hundreds of thousands of people that die each year looking for a house. it is going to squarely face one of many maximum ethical questions of our age: do we enable extra humans die in boats and vans, or can we have the opportunity to aid them?

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