Story 5 December 2019 Sarah Martin. Jul 1, 2018 22:15. The rescue boat dropped them off in Catania, Sicily, where they were put in a camp and warned that they would be fingerprinted the next day. Before Shalhoub makes the parlous sea crossing, he has already made four failed attempts to reach Europe. The film is well constructed and tells its story with minimal editorialising. Many escaped death by a whisker. One of thousands of refugees at the Kawergosk camp in Erbil, Nuri Khan says his life has become hopeless. Seeing them as a liability, some of the younger men make the pragmatic decision to abandon them at a train station. But these grim processions include children and the elderly. He was only trying to gather as many people as possible before he sailed," Hamed revealed. One Refugee's Journey to a New Future Oct. 7, 2015 13:02. The protagonists in Cassell’s film are healthy, resourceful and young. Save this story for later. But if the left has failed to challenge this wave, it is because they, just like the right, have been unwilling to address the root causes of the Syrian conflict. A Refugee's Journey from Syria Leaving My Homeland: Amazon.de: Mason, Helen: Fremdsprachige Bücher In Field of Vision's six-part documentary series The Journey, director Matthew Cassel follows Aboud Shalhoub on his trek from war-torn Syria to the EU, where he hopes to gain refuge for his family. Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route Put yourself in the shoes of a Syrian migrant and see whether you could make the right choices on the journey to Europe. Everyone in his family was worried he wouldn’t make it. Save this story for later. Across Europe, far right parties are now ascendant. The last segment of the documentary shows movements like Pegida and demagogues like Geert Wilders stirring up xenophobia. Journey to Syria and Baheera. Some have tacitly supported the regime; others, such as the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, have backed Russian military intervention while opposing safe zones for civilians. According to the UN, there are over 220,000 dead, a third of the population has been displaced internally, and some 3.8 million Syrian refugees languish in refugee camps in neighbouring countries.Many have been forced to make the dangerous journey to Europe in pursuit of a better life. On a two-level boat, the smugglers this time managed to cram in more than 730 people. The documentary tracks Shalhoub’s progress as he enacts this plan. After making it to Athens, Shalhoub waits weeks for his brother, who eventually arrives with Fadwa, a schoolteacher he met on the way. The distance from Syria to Germany is approximately 3,700 kilometres. Laws have changed. But the smugglers managed to cram over two hundred people on it. Save this story for later. By Ben Tau b. He was accused of being a jihadist who intended to fight in Libya. The journey from Syria to Italy: Syrian women farmers learning new skills to produce food 2019 The two organizations have teamed up to enhance the skills of small-scale women food producers from Syria - all with the aim of supporting crisis-affected communities to regain or boost their livelihoods, and reviving the country's agriculture sector. May 23, 2016. ", You can follow any responses to this entry through the, fined £5,000 for giving a refugee family a ride and refreshment, Film | Review | The Journey from Syria: “I wish we could have this life in our country” – AllMagNews. For some Syrian migrants who survived the journey from their homeland there were personal objects they could not leave behind. The load was way too heavy for the boat to move," Hamed said. The larger part of the convoy moves on. Save this story for later. He struggled for 40 days in Egypt until he decided to go to Europe. Thieves, gangsters, and vigilantes have beset many refugees. “If the boat sinks, try to stay away from the others,” a voice on the phone tells Aboud Shalhoub, the Damascene jeweller around whose exodus the film is centred. The Journey A six-part documentary about the dangerous paths of Syrian asylum seekers in the E.U., directed by the filmmaker Matthew Cassel in collaboration with Field of Vision. The dangerous sea and land crossings that Syrian refugees are making to Europe have been well-documented, but less well known are the equally perilous journeys people take to leave Syria itself. And it′s not for the faint-hearted. Once he entered Germany, he turned himself in to the German police in Dortmund.After three months in Germany, Hamed was finally granted refugee status and became a legal resident of Germany. Surreptitiously they cross into Macedonia. Many escaped death by a whisker. As Abu Taalib had great affection for his nephew, Abu Taalib also took his beloved nephew with him. The journey to Europe: One Syrian refugee's story, Syrians choose death-trap boats over a living hell, Four years of war plunges Syria into darkness. By Ben Tau b. By Ben Tau b. A treacherous journey from Syria to Iraq. He then decided to travel to Tripoli, to find work and save money for his trip to Europe. "Right after that, we saw a ship with a Danish flag approaching us fast," Hamed said. The dangerous sea and land crossings that Syrian refugees are making to Europe have been well-documented, but less well known are the equally perilous journeys people take to leave Syria itself. Cassel follows Aboud Shalhoub, a Syrian jeweler he met in Instanbul, on his 2015 journey from Turkey to Greece and up the Balkan route through central Europe and eventually to his new life in the Netherlands. Alex Farrell walked through 10 countries alongside a family of Syrian refugees. Refugee: The gruelling journey from Syria to Iraq. He decided to travel to Libya to find a way to Europe. Aboud Shalhoub (from The Journey from Syria) and Hashem Alsouki (featured in the article). He headed to Zowara, the Libyan coastal city near Tunisia, where he met a people smuggler. ", A few hours later, they noticed a helicopter in the horizon. Without a US embassy in Syria, Aljundi had to travel to Lebanon to get the proper papers—a journey full of perils, including passing the nearby city of Homs where fighting was in full force. They put all the African people in the lower level where the engine was located, and on the upper level they put all the Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese," Hamed explained. Last year, 26,000 children arrived unaccompanied. Even after his arrival in the Netherlands, there are bureaucratic hurdles to be negotiated. From Turkey to Greece, and through Eastern Europe to the Netherlands, Cassel made the migration with Shalhoub, creating a six-part documentary film recorded over an eventful and tumultuous year. A home away from home. Winner of the 2017 Middle East Youth Non-Fiction award for "A Refugee's Journey from Syria" (first) and "A Refugee's Journey from Afghanistan" (second). The Assad Files. ... and an estimated 1,200 refugees decided to continue their journey to the border by foot. By Ben Tau b. While I appreciated most of the review, Idrees Ahmad does try to soft-sell imperialism & support for Daesh. The Libyan coast guards stormed the boat and detained us all for two days and then let us go," Hamed said, describing his first attempt. And then comes deus ex machina. As Shalhoub’s convoy races forth, some of the families with elderly women struggle to keep pace. He, as with many others, found it hard to stay home while the regime was attacking innocent people protesting in the streets. Save this story for later. Two years before the start of a the Syrian revolution, a young man bought a pair of shoes and decided not to wear them until reunited with … Abed's journey to the United Kingdom was anything but simple. (Published by William Collins, £16.99) Behram, Turkey, September 2, 2015. The journey from Syria to Italy: Syrian women farmers learning new skills to produce food Tags : SYRIA , NEAR EAST , SYRIA CRISIS , WOMEN , TRAINING , SMALL-SCALE FARMING , CAPACITY BUILDING , FOOD PRODUCTION , FOOD SECURITY , LIVELIHOODS , SLOW FOOD , PARTNERSHIP , RESOURCE PARTNERS , ITALY , OSRO/SYR/801/ITA , UNJP/SYR/021/FPA , … Aboud Shalhoub (from The Journey from Syria) and Hashem Alsouki (featured in the article). The distance from Syria to Germany is approximately 3,700 kilometres. Plucked from the oceanHis third and final attempt was the most bizarre and horrible of them all. Defying the odds: Nina’s journey from Syria to the Special Olympics. In April 2015 he decided to attempt a journey to Europe in the hope that once there he could apply for asylum status and family reunification, and finally see his wife and children again. He was detained and jailed for few days before he was released. He's currently taking German language courses, and is preparing to go back to college, and continue his studies in French Literature in the near future. For both, the refugee is a category without context. Omar al-Muqdad – a prominent journalist, documentary filmmaker, and former Syrian refugee – writes a bi-monthly blog for CMS titled, “Dispatches from the Global Crisis in Refugee Protection.” This series covers the Syrian Civil War, the experiences of Syria’s immense and far-flung refugee population, the global crisis in refugee protection, religious persecution, … In this first installment of a two-part series, Syria Deeply examines the illegal journey from Damascus to Turkey. During her journey, she and her children hid in safe houses, dealt with smugglers, and rode undercover in pickup trucks with sheep and goats. By Ben Tau b. But large groups are necessary for security. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad reviews The Journey from Syria, Matthew Cassel's new documentary tracing the remarkable journey of a Syrian refugee from his home in Damascus across half of Europe, and finds "a human story about ordinary lives disrupted by extraordinary circumstances. The only hope is for him to find asylum in Europe and evacuate his family from Damascus. Feature: Hamed Shurbaji fled from the horrors of Bashar al-Assad's Syria to save his own life, but only reached Europe after almost dying on a sinking people smuggler's ship. The only safe option is to walk. Then came the trip to the airport. “Many don’t know how to swim, and they’ll grab on to you”. Refugee girl describes her journey from Syria to UK. In one outrageous incident, a group of rescue workers let 31 refugees drown without assistance for fear of being prosecuted under the new human trafficking law that has been introduced to discourage such assistance. It took at least five hours to rescue people, and then only with the aid of the Maltese coast guard. In October, Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley travelled to Iraq with Concern to meet with Syrian families who had been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict. ", He added "People started to jump off the boat, and for 30 minutes of chaos, there wasn't any kind of rescue happening... After I jumped off the boat, I started to swim toward the ship. An image from the first episode of The Journey from Syria (Source: Matthew Cassel/newyorker.com). View our privacy policy. He was able to reach the Libyan border and tried to sneak across it. This is an edited extract of Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey From War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb. This would likely get them deported, but one man cajoles them (or assuages his own conscience) with the unconvincing argument that, as families, they will not be sent back. 3 Min Read. Cross-country treks can wear down the most vigorous. An even larger number, nearly 7 million, is marooned in Syria, internally displaced, often besieged, with few resources and even less hope. Even if … The Journey from Syria, Part One. (Some of the tropes the right has used to stereotype refugees were first used by the left to demonise Assad’s opponents, painting them all as “extremists” and “jihadists”). Save this story for later. To get a perspective on that journey, here’s a turn-by-turn Google map — walking directions for a family fleeing Aleppo, Syria… But police let the refugees walk into the EU. One Refugee's Journey to a New Future Oct. 7, 2015 13:02. At that time Rasha was 10 years old and Lara was 9 years old. He learned he was wanted by the regime because of his involvement in the peaceful protests during the first year of the movement in 2011. In August 2015, having sold virtually everything they owned, Zena’s mother, father, sister, brother and cousin embarked on their journey. Through its relatable protagonists, it offers viewers a mirror to consider the choices they might have made had similar circumstances been thrust upon them. For refugees fleeing the civil war the journey can take weeks, if not months. Save this story for later. For refugees fleeing the civil war the journey can take weeks, if not months. May 23, 2016. MOBILE VIEW Fighters ride a tank as they patrol a street in the western countryside of Aleppo, March 27, 2014. Matthew Cassel has reported on the Middle East for over a decade, including a five-year stint covering the Arab world for Al Jazeera . Salma's Story: One Refugee Family's Journey From Syria to Germany. Many have lost their lives. Mohammad came to the UK from Syria as a refugee and started his Award journey. "They segregated us this time. To reach the Netherlands and seek asylum for his family, Aboud Shalhoub must make defining choices based on imperfect information. Save this story for later. He came to the U.S. as a blind, homeless teenager from Syria who couldn't speak English. The Journey invites us to wonder that if the conditions are this fraught for those who seek and find sanctuary, what must it be like for those that are left behind. Mohammad (Mo) is now the proud holder of his Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards. The documentary is made more compelling by interspersing Shalhoub’s struggles with scenes from his home in Damascus. Its protagonists are normal people—a jeweller, a hairdresser, and a schoolteacher—who have to face dilemmas that jewellers, hairdressers, and schoolteachers do not normally face. He decided to travel to Libya to find a way to Europe. In the second episode of “The Journey… He thought he could stay in Cairo and work, but the situation in Egypt was unstable. May 24, 2016. Donate now. EU states in general have tried to discourage pro-refugee activism by criminalising decency. He co-edits Pulsemedia.org and tweets at @im_pulse. He survived three attempts to make it to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. Sep 4, 2016 10:05, […] Film | Review | The Journey from Syria: “I wish we could have this life in our country” […], A Humanitarian ‏ @Stop_ISISscum Her baby son didn't [Anadolu], Date of publication: See search results for this author. Winner of the 2017 Middle East Youth Non-Fiction award for "A Refugee's Journey from Syria" (first) and "A Refugee's Journey from Afghanistan" (second). "I couldn't stand it any more," Shurbaji explained. Train tracks and farmlands are the safest bet, though not always. I couldn't stay while the security forces were killing innocent people. Salma's Story: One Refugee Family's Journey From Syria to Germany. They avoid trains because if you are caught riding one, you are sent back to Greece. They made these pictures and told me this story while living in Athens Greece, in February 2017. But early in the morning the very next day, Hamed and a few others managed to escape the camp to a train station. For two and a half years, Syrian jeweller Aboud Shalhoub tried to build a life in Turkey, having fled the war-torn Damascus, where his wife, Christine, and their two young children would remain until he could afford to relocate them. The smuggler charged him $1,000 to guarantee him a place on the next boat to Europe. One of the refugees, playing with her children in a park, sums up the issue best: “I wish we could have this life in our country”. All Rights Reserved. And to its enduring shame, Denmark has also earned itself a place in history’s halls of shame by passing a law to make the country a “little less attractive” to refugees by seizing their valuables. Matthew Cassel, director of the six-part documentary The Journey From Syria, explains the process of following a refugee trying to make his way to northern Europe. May 26, 2016. NEvertheless, for some it was too late. The boat from there to Egypt is about $65. "He kept lying to us and giving us phoney dates of when the next trip would take place. They can present and compare their findings with the class. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. "I was very sad and frustrated at that point. 2015. We started to bail the water out using buckets for at least 24 hours non stop. In August 2015, having sold virtually everything they owned, Zena’s mother, father, sister, brother and cousin embarked on their journey. “We were torn between joy and hope to see them leave this country at war. According to the UN, there are over 220,000 dead, a third of the population has been displaced internally, and some 3.8 million Syrian refugees languish in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. Nina – an athlete from Syria – will be representing a new team a the Special Olympics, but … The perilous Journey from Syria. Aboud’s story got the attention of filmmaker Matthew Cassel. May 26, 2016. A perilous trek - refugees journey from Syria to Germany. The Journey from Syria: a Documentary by Matthew Cassel If you didn’t watch Matthew Cassel’s powerful six-part documentary on what the 3000+ kilometer journey from Syria to Europe is/was typically like, you really should catch up. ... One Syrian's Astonishing Journey to the United States. When I finally reached it, I looked back and saw this horrifying scene of all these people fighting for their lives.". In this first installment of a two-part series, Syria Deeply examines the illegal journey from Damascus to Turkey. The children walk on, oblivious to the dangers. A rescue team had been deployed. It was the first time I had seen the sea. Last updated at 05:56. Greece: Athens February 2017. The remaining episodes deal with their attempts to settle into a new society that offers them security without a sense of belonging. They are the luckier ones; they are part of the 7 percent of Syria’s 4.3 million refugees that Europe has accepted. But as far as civil society goes, the left has played an admirable role in mobilising support and assistance for refugees across Europe, while the right has fed fear, xenophobia, and cynicism. It is a human story about ordinary lives disrupted by extraordinary circumstances. In the past week alone, the UN has reported 700 refugees drowned. And in just the past two years, Europol has reported over 10,000 missing. The Journey from Syria, Part One. They set off together. The journey from Aleppo to the Turkish border once took 45 minutes but is now a 6.5-hour drive fraught with danger. ‘My goal is justice for all Syrians’: one man’s journey from jail to witness for the prosecution Anwar al-Bunni devoted his life to human rights in Syria. Sign up for entries RSS and for the comments RSS. Save this story for later. Having a woman and her two young daughters will certainly complicate the journey, but they can’t leave her behind either. The remaining refugees face deportation to Turkey or paying extortionate prices for the uncertain prospect of being smuggled into the EU. Save this story for later. A refugee's journey from Syria (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org] A perilous trek - refugees journey from Syria to Germany. Film | Review | The Journey from Syria: “I wish we could have this life in our country” – AllMagNews “We were torn between joy and hope to see them leave this country at war. His birthplace — Deir al-Zour, in Syria — … And it′s not for the faint-hearted. The journey from Syria to Italy: Syrian women farmers learning new skills to produce food 2019 The two organizations have teamed up to enhance the skills of small-scale women food producers from Syria - all with the aim of supporting crisis-affected communities to regain or boost their livelihoods, and reviving the country's agriculture sector. This is an edited extract of Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey From War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb. Defying the odds: Nina’s journey from Syria to the Special Olympics. By Ben Tau b. In lieu of a lasting solution, at the political level, the refugee issue has become an occasion for grandstanding or demonisation. Journey from Syria to the Award. The Journey from Syria, Part Two. For refugees fleeing the civil war the journey can take weeks, if not months. In this first installment of a two-part series, Syria Deeply examines the illegal journey from Damascus to Turkey. Here Is The Long Route Many Refugees Take To Travel From Syria To Germany. By Ben Tau b. For the right, they are intruders stealing jobs and benefits. Abed's journey to the United Kingdom was anything but simple. The distance from Syria to Germany is approximately 3,700 kilometres. May 25, 2016. "My home town Darya was totally destroyed and I lost a lot of family members. The hopes and apprehensions of his wife and children track Shalhoub’s progress across Europe. The refugee exodus has served as a boon for the European far right. Many have been forced to make the dangerous journey to Europe in pursuit of a better life. You may want to divide the article into four parts and assign different sections to groups of students. Save this story for later. In this first installment of a two-part series, Syria Deeply examines the illegal journey from Damascus to Turkey. Save this story for later. As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year this week, the Syrian agony continues without an end in sight. One old man has to be left behind when his feet give way halfway across Macedonia. Hamed described the situation of this trip as disastrous. The Syrian national said he made the "last airplane" out of Aleppo to Egypt when he was 16 and came to the UK two years later. In the last four short years the conflict has resulted in what is now considered the worst humanitarian disaster in modern history. 16 Sep 2015 16 September 2015. Hamed Shurbaji, 24, was one of the "lucky" ones. The Journey from Syria, Part Three. The organised left across much of Europe has shown little sympathy for Syrians fighting oppression. Refugees are routinely demonised. His groundbreaking documentary records their perilous journey ‘My goal is justice for all Syrians’: one man’s journey from jail to witness for the prosecution Anwar al-Bunni devoted his life to human rights in Syria. Feature: Syrian refugees face hardships to get to Tunisia, and an even more dangerous trip to get to Europe, where the welcome they receive is far from what they hope for. The majority languish in the refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. After seven months of hard work, he was able to make some money and start planning a way out to Europe. Nine people drowned and 30 others who were in the lower level of the boat suffocated to death from the smoke from the engine and died, Hamed explained. He is writing a book on the war of narratives over Syria. The trip to a safe zone inside Syria took Fatima 21 days. Among those who have risked the latter, many have been robbed, some have ended up as hostages in the custody of Macedonian smugglers. Refugee: The gruelling journey from Syria to Iraq. May 27, 2016. "Leaving SyriaHis long journey began when he left Syria to Egypt via Lebanon. A lot has changed since then. You may want to divide the article into four parts and assign different sections to groups of students. Hamed majored in French literature at Damascus University when the revolution in Syria erupted. I wasted all the money that I saved for the trip," he added. With news outlets obsessed with refugees, they are never allowed to forget their status as outsiders. But a poll of Syrian refugees in Germany shows that the primary cause of their flight is Assad, not ISIS. A Refugee's Journey from Syria (Leaving My Homeland) Paperback – February 15, 2017 by Helen Mason (Author) › Visit Amazon's Helen Mason Page. L aurel Hilbert arrived in the United States in August of 2013 as a blind, homeless 17-year-old named Ahmad. Save this story for later. The Journey, however, is more than the chronicle of an exodus. The Journey from Syria to Greece: Pictures by Rasha and Lara. He thought he could stay in Cairo and work, but the situation in Egypt was unstable. Taxis and cars are also a risk. They did not come to Europe by choice, they came because of a lack of choice. “At the announcement of their departure from Syria, contradictory feelings animated us,” Pelissier tells The National. The Journey from Syria, Part One. Not long after that, an Egyptian rescue boat came and took them all back to Zowara again. Dr Muhammad Idrees Ahmad is a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling. One of thousands of refugees at the Kawergosk camp in Erbil, Nuri Khan says his life has become hopeless. Among the more than 1 million people to undertake that journey was Aboud Shalhoub, a Syrian jeweler whom Cassel met in Istanbul. The same German survey cited earlier shows that 93% of Syrian refugees in Germany would return to Syria if they could. Many have lost their lives. Shalhoub’s group is also menaced by a gang of twelve. The summer has only started, and in the 9 months since young Aylan Kurdi’s body was found lifeless on a Turkish shore, European borders have only grown more inhospitable. He spent a day and a half walking on foot near the border in an effort to enter, but he was caught by the Libyan guards. Working with Rita Vanden Heuvel and Adrienne Montgomerie, she produced Sounds for Fun and Sounds for … "My friend and I headed to France after that, but we were caught by the French police, who took our fingerprints and sent us back to Italy," Hamed declared. Cycling - Wais completes journey from war-torn Syria to world championships. But with 140 people in the group warily watching, the thieves don’t get a chance. In April 2015 he decided to attempt a journey to Europe in the hope that once there he could apply for asylum status and family reunification, and finally see his wife and children again. One Danish couple was fined £5,000 for giving a refugee family a ride and refreshment. When he صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم was 12 years of age, Abu Taalib went to Syria on a business trip. The perilous Journey from Syria. 18 March, From Greece to Croatia to Denmark, laws and measures have been introduced to penalise any assistance to refugees. A Reporter at Large. It circled around them in the air for few minutes then left. Leaving Syria His long journey began when he left Syria to Egypt via Lebanon. (Published by William Collins, £16.99) Behram, Turkey, September 2, 2015. In the last episode of “The Journey,” the … The Journey from Syria, Part Four. BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Three years after fleeing his home in war-torn Syria… Shalhoub had left Damascus to find work in Turkey, leaving behind a wife and two children. : the gruelling journey from Syria, part four author, and have! 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