Syria’s four years of death and despair: how ordinary lives have changed beyond description

Knowledge, publicity, instant communications: in Syria, the tools of the modern age have failed us utterly.

A year ago, the world was convulsed by an extraordinary image, of a sea of humanity emerging from the bomb-shattered Stalingrad that was the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.

Besieged by the regime’s forces, they converged on a UN aid convoy in search of bread. There was simply not enough for everyone.

“Unimaginable” and “unbelievable” were words used in the days after the UN Relief and Works Agency released the picture. Its local boss said the 18,000 people trapped inside the camp “had the appearance of ghosts”.

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  • BillyHW

    Do you think maybe this religion of peace and inner struggle isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?

    • Alain

      Exactly and when you combine Islam with tribal mentality and culture the result is always barbarism of the worst kind.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And it’s far from over.

  • Dana Garcia

    Every new horror is a reminder that this has been the history of Islam for 1400 years. The victims didn’t have cameras for 1300 years — that’s the only difference.

  • Freedom

    A good leader would have supported the Syrian people who wanted freedom from the start, and also supported the Iranians in the Green Revolution. I am not saying
    sending troop’s just weapons ,aid and advisors. If it does not work out you leave,
    I believe many of these people support the west and freedom and then they are killed
    all you have left is our enemies.

  • Barrington Minge

    This what happens when islam is given free rein.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let’s blame the Jews and go home. Problem solved. Obamahu akbar!