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Syrian "mothers" struggling against cold

25 December 2012 12:07
Syrian "mothers" are trying to survive by struggling against cold and diseases in the tents.

IDLIB/HATAY

Syrian "mothers" are trying to survive by struggling against cold and diseases in the tents they have set up in a "safe zone" in Atme town in Idlib, a Syrian city near Turkish border.  

Syrian women are trying to fulfill their motherhood duties despite all impossibilities such as lack of water and electricity.
They are exerting efforts to cook meal with the stuff they managed to find in cold weather in winter.
These women, who cannot find warm clothes and cannot warm up the tents for their children, are praying for fighting to end immediately, and for returning their home.
Zeynep Hammudi, a Syrian mother who came from Idlib to stay in tents together with her three children, told AA that it was very difficult to live in tent, adding that they did not have any other choice but to hang on.   
Hammudi said that they needed everything, adding that they were sleeping on the ground in the tents, and they had one blanket which was not enough for her three children.
Hammudi said that they did not have water, bread or fuel, and she asked for the help of Islamic countries and the whole world.
Hammudi said that her children were always ill as it was cold, adding that she was on guard at nights to keep the blanket on the children while they were sleeping.
Reporting by Ismihan Ozguven and Salim Tas

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