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Reflections on the death of Akakyevich


The world needs more than ever compassion and sympathy, not wars!

The hope giver

Le père Frans en Syrie

In memoriam father Frans Van Der Lugt      

My last Christmas in Syria


My last memories of the magic of Christmas festivities in Syria The end of each October and the coming of November and December had always been a period of special significance to my family. It was the arrival of an event which we all had been eagerly waiting for: the informal declaration of the Christmas Season at our home in Syria! My wife, but specially my two children were insisting every time that we started the preparations for Christmas season as early as November. I myself, although sensing the sameLire la suite

The rise and fall of a city in the endless Game of Thrones

la ville de Qamishili. Source: page Facebook de Qamishili.

An important part of my job as a legal translator in my city Qamishli, situated in north-eastern Syria on the border with Turkey, was working with asylum-seekers and refugees, especially Iraqis who had fled their country following the American invasion in 2003 and wanted to find refuge in the asylum countries. 

Open mouth, closed ears

"The cries of death" by Eissa Mousa, syrian painter.

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