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2015 a year of unprecedented misery for ordinary Syrians

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2015 a year of unprecedented misery for ordinary Syrians


For the millions of Syrians displaced by conflict, 2015 was a year of unprecedented misery.

For those Syrian refugees exiled in Turkey there is only one wish on their New Year list.

Mune Mohammed fled her homeland: “We hope for better days, we hope the war will end for all Syrians. We hope all countries will come together to end this conflict. When the war is over we want to go back to our country.’‘

As many as two million Syrians have crossed the border to seek sanctuary in Turkey and for those caught up in the exodus optimism is in short supply.

Mohammed el-Hassan sees no indication that the war will end soon:
‘‘Every year it’s getting worse. As the years go by it’s getting worse, and worse. If God allows, 2016 will be better. We welcomed the New Year with rain, I hope it will get better for us, and we can return to Syria.”

The Syrian conflict has prompted the worst humanitarian crisis, since the Second World War and the violence and suffering shows no sign of ending.

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