The Ghouta, farms and orchards, of Damascus


This post which I am updating now, was published a few months ago. The situation in the Gouta has deteriorated gravely since then. Two million people used to live in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus  Now only one million people are left to struggle harrowingly  and heroically for survival under ruthless constant mortar shelling and bombardment, with missiles randomly falling on villages and farms and creating a trail of human death and suffering while setting the crops and the orchards on fire. Those of the inhabitants who have not fled to seek safety in refugee camps, or are still on the road seeking shelter and food, have been punished and denied electricity for 8 months now because the deprived marginalized farmlands, towns and villages of the Eastern Ghouta  are part of the revolution. All services and essential amenities have been cut off and there is a severe shortage of food and clean water. Even when the…

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About alisariram

I am an artist, a writer and a researcher. I know Arabic and English . I am interested in music and art of every description. I like to describe myself as the embodiment of a harmonious marriage between two cultures which I value and treasure.
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