Ahead of the seventh anniversary of the Syrian war, Euronews spoke to Amal, a Syrian asylum seeker who has been on Lesbos, Greece, for more than six months. Due to limited internet and phone access, she gave an interview via WhatsApp with journalist Alice Cuddy, describing her life in Syria.
The former medical statistician also tells of her time at the decrepit Moria camp in Lesbos, her hopes for the future, and how she was smuggled to Europe through Turkey — which she describes as "the trip of death".
"But at the same time, it's better than staying in Turkey," she said.
Read on below for the full, adapted WhatsApp conversation with Amal and Alice Cuddy.