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Firas Abdullah

A dramatic journey to freedom

Through this exhibition, photojournalist and civil rights activist Firas Abdullah shares his personal testimony about the reasons for his forced displacement, and in particular the siege that was imposed on the Eastern Ghouta region, in the suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Millions of people were forcibly displaced and driven from their homes by the violence of a conflict that, to date, has been going on for more than 10 years.

Today the Syrian diaspora is scattered across the globe, representing one of the largest humanitarian crises since World War II.

The exhibition includes a selection of photos taken in the suburbs of Ghouta, the eastern enclave of Damascus, which endured a severe siege and brutal bombardment, as the city had been the scene of the first major protests that erupted against the government.

The fall of Eastern Ghouta in April 2018 came abruptly, and according to reports from human rights groups, generated the loss of more than 1.700 civilians.

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