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April 1, 2015 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route.
The Syrian conflict has torn the country apart, leaving thousands dead and driving millions to flee their homes. Many seek refuge in neighbouring countries but others pay traffickers to take them to Europe - risking death, capture and deportation. If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices would you make for you and your family? Take our journey to understand the real dilemmas the migrants face.
posted by argonauta (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This is heartbreaking.
posted by dejah420 at 5:42 PM on April 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

It totally is.

The photographer who broke the internet's heart
"I was using a telephoto lens, and she thought it was a weapon," says Sağırlı. "İ realised she was terrified after I took it, and looked at the picture, because she bit her lips and raised her hands.
posted by Joe in Australia at 6:53 PM on April 1, 2015 [3 favorites]

I saw that image, and I just thought all kids look like that.

But then I read about IS/ISIS/ISIL/Deash/The Love Symbol fucking up that refuge camp in Syria just about now and I was so depressed. I can't even imagine.... what they are thinking.
posted by Mezentian at 4:09 AM on April 2, 2015

Interesting, seems BBC is stealing a page from The Guardian?
posted by juv3nal at 4:56 AM on April 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

It must be a left wing conspiracy!
posted by Mezentian at 5:02 AM on April 2, 2015

I played this five times and died every single one, except for the one where I ended up in a refugee camp. :(
posted by epanalepsis at 8:21 AM on April 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

The newsgame competition must be heating up, juv3nal.
posted by doctornemo at 10:23 AM on April 2, 2015

The sad part is that I know several few Iraqi refugees, and Syria used to be one of their possible escape choices, although the ones I know were thankfully able to proceed directly to safe refuge in the United States.
posted by jonp72 at 11:32 AM on April 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

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