16 Mar 2013 09:00
Dead cities in Syria are the remains of the Roman and Byzantine settlements in the north-western of Syria. In 2012, during the civil war in Syria, more than one million people had to abandon their homes and sought safe shelter. They came to the places where the Ancients buried their dead. In places such as Shansharah, Robia, Serjilla the living found shelter within the dead in ruins and tombs, often underground. They are exposed to cold, and are often wet, hungry, and vulnerable to disease.
Many who fled from their homes, couldn't take much with them, the heaviest luggage they carry is their memories filled with the images, sounds and smells of an ongoing war. Although they hide, danger accompanies them each day with the constant risk of shelling coupled with gnawing hunger. The risk of contracting Tuberculosis or Leishmaniasis is an everyday reality.
Photographs by Maciej Moskwa/TESTIGO Documentary.