Muhammad Najem

Ramadan in the Camps of Idlib


This is how Ramadan is celebrated in the camps for the displaced people.

The babies sit in the dirt. The children play in the dirt.

Grandmothers and mothers search for sticks or branches, anything that will make a fire, because cooking oil is unaffordable.

There has been no meat for a long time. Now there is no bread.

This is the month of fasting and breaking the fast at nightfall, but with no food, how does one break a fast?

The people in the camps have no joy in Ramadan, they are suffering at every level.

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