Ammar’s story

In an effort to inform Dutch students about the real story of the Syrian conflict as well as the current refugee situation, PAX has launched a pilot project led by Syrian refugees. One volunteer, Ammar, a 29 year old Syrian refugee, discusses his life as a promising university student in Aleppo, Syria prior to the onset of the conflict. Instead of staying in Syria and fighting for Bashar Hafez al-Assad’s army, Ammar, along with everyone in his family (except for his father), fled to Europe. He tells the students about the different actors taking part in the conflict and shows a movie in which Assad, whom he considers to be a bigger enemy than ISIS, drops barrel bombs on his own people; he questions why the world’s governments haven’t done anything, even after 300,000 Syrian’s have been murdered by their own president. He also tells the students to consider the stories published by the media from different perspectives. Read more in Dutch here.


About Pax Christi Peace Stories

Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement and network that works to help establish Peace, Respect for Human Rights, Justice and Reconciliation in areas of the world that are torn by conflict. It is grounded in the belief that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken.
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