Sunday, 12 February 2017

The writing on the wall...

One of the books I'm currently reading is 'Welcome to Nowhere', which tells the story of a Syrian family caught up in the conflict through the eyes of a young boy. The unrest is triggered by an event which I hadn't been aware of...

This Al Jazeera article features the story of Mouawiya Syasneh, who was 14 when he sprayed slogans on a wall.
That was in 2011....
This was the event that led to the current Syrian conflict that has so far claimed around half a million lives.
Watch the video below, and read the article, which features a number of visualisations of data related to the conflict. The film contains graphic scenes of conflict.


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