My girlfriend and so many people I knew died in the war. I couldn’t continue living In Syria anymore. My father sold the house to smuggle me and my brother out of the country.
On the boat, everything got soaked with salty seawater. The food got wet because of the high waves and by day 6 we ran out of clean water to drink. We were weak but too frightened to sleep. The smugglers made us leave our life jackets because the police would spot us. We were 200 people on a 25 meter boat in the middle of the sea. It took us 14 days to reach Europe.” .
-Syria – – – > Germany