Syrian Women Slam Male Migrants For Leaving, Ask ‘Who Will Protect Us?’ [VIDEO]
A short film has been released documenting the distress and sense of betrayal felt by Syrian women and families, abandoned by the men who have migrated to Europe amid the civil war.
In the film, made by Citizen Journalism platform On The Ground (OGN), journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem visits a refugee camp in Syria, “because I wanted to get some of the opinions of some of the people that are here regarding the refugees who are flooding into Europe and other nations,” he says.
United Nations figures reveal that of the nearly 600,000 migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean this year, 69 per cent of them are men, and 55 per cent of them are from Syria.
“I felt that the voices that were missing from this entire situation are the voices that are inside of Syria that can not leave, or do not have the ability to leave.”
“Should the men leave Syria? Should they bring their families to a certain point and them come to fight Bashar-al Assad, or what have you?” he adds.
He says that many of the people in the camps have had “problems with security – particularly if they have daughters.”