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Internally displaced Syrians "miserable" four years into civil war

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:10

Syrians who were forced to flee their homes when violence struck look to the future with little hope four years into civil war. Gavino Garay reports.

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This is now everyday life for some of the millions of displaced Syrians trying to survive. They take refuge in these tents near the Turkish border in Idlib after fleeing homes to escape the carnage of civil war. Some four years after the conflict erupted they still dream of home. Ahmad Abdul Rahman is just one of an estimated 7.6 million displaced Syrians. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CAMP RESIDENT, AHMAD ABDUL RAHMAN, SAYING : "We've been here at this camp for four years depending mainly on livestock. Our life is really miserable and we ask God that Bashar al-Assad will be defeated today, before tomorrow, so that we can go back home." But for now, they're bound to these dire conditions where they have little access to food and water, and no medical facilities. The conflict erupted in Syria in March 2011 in what began with peaceful protests that led to a government crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad. More than 200,000 have been killed since then.

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Internally displaced Syrians "miserable" four years into civil war

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 01:10