April 4, 2021
“When Turkey started their attacks on Afrin, we were trying to hide from their airstrikes in the caves. I was pregnant back then and was about to have a baby, the day they took me to the hospital, the hospital was under the threat of being destroyed, there were rumors that it was going to be hit by airstrikes. I was very nervous until I had the baby, and after a week of giving milk to my baby, I couldn’t do it anymore because I was so scared when I used to hear the sound of the airstrikes. Our financial situation was bad, I was sometimes only giving the babe water and salt to eat. We left our city and there was only one way out. Our car broke down and we had to walk to survive. I had my two weeks baby and I didn’t even feel the pain of my surgery at the time. A car stopped and picked us up until we got to safety. I have gone through some difficult times, but I still hope that we will one day have our city safe and free again”.