of thousand of Syrian refugee women have been forced to leave their
husbands and homes and escape with their children to neighborhood
Iftikar Hsaiian came three days ago from Syria to
Lebanon. Three o'clock at night her husband woke her up and forced her
and the children to leave they home immediately without any belongings.
She was hiding many weeks in forests and empty buildings until she
walked across the border carrying her small child while Syrian officials
shot bullets to their group. Last news she knows is that her husband
was wounded in the battle.
"Insha'Allah, only God knows if we will meet ever again."
Text and photo are by Meeri Koutaniemi, found here