Skip to content

Lebanon/Syria Day Six: Turning Graveyards into Gardens — The Outreach Foundation

April 24, 2018

by Brian Collins, for the team

Today was the day we visited East Aleppo. We’ve all seen the pictures of
the destruction, but what I didn’t appreciate was how widespread it is: a
seemingly endless expanse of torn and collapsed buildings. These were
homes, places of work and prayer. Each represents disrupted or even
extinguished lives. A numbness set in at the monotony of viewing block
after block of the same destruction expressing itself in different ways –
this building without a front, that one without a roof, the next just
rubble.

The people of Aleppo endured much during the fighting. Parts of the city
were closed off; food hard to find or sometimes not to be found. Unable to
access burial grounds in dangerous parts of the city, the dead were
interred in a number of small gardens around the city.
— Read on www.theoutreachfoundation.org/trip-blog/2018/4/24/lebanonsyria-day-six-turning-graveyards-into-gardens

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: