PAX and The Syria Institute's Siege Watch project
6 years of hell on earthSyria's SiegesPAX + The Syria Institute's Siege Watch project
A war against the people
Coming of age under siege
Syrian army pays a visit
They make us all say that we love Bashar al-Assad. A soldier hit a guy who wasn't saying it loud enough. One soldier joked to another, 'Let's kill every other one. Kill, let live, kill, let live...' I was so scared."
Surrender, or die
Surviving on animal feed
Abdulmonam knew a woman who made a fire to boil water, just so her children would think supper was coming. In the meantime, they fell asleep.
Audio: Abdulmonam describes how hard it was to find food
Schools, hospitals, markets
They removed all medical supplies from convoys carrying aid. Sometimes they even bombed aid convoys after they had been allowed to enter a besieged area, before the aid could be distributed.
Not afraid to die
Audio: Abdulmonam says he lost any sense of fear
Trying to live a normal life
Fruit and vegetablesSelling fruits and vegetables in Douma, northeast of Damascus
People like Abdulmonam. He made it to Paris, and is adjusting to life there. But he can't see his mother, his brothers or sisters.
He can't go home.