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'As the world had ignored us when we were being raped, let us beat the bell and tell them we are here, we survived. They will see what we are doing with sewing machines here.' - Murhimanyi Chantal

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To be a kid again, healing with art - Syian refugees

The Castle Art Project project provides a creative outlet for young Syrian refugees to laugh, have fun and be a kid again...

Syrian women strive to survive in 'frontline' town

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Syrian women strive to survive in 'frontline' town

Source: Al Jazeera

Families face acute shortages and daily dangers in conflict-ravaged border town of al-Qusayr.

Violence in Syria, which is now in its fourteenth month, has forced tens of thousands of people out of their homes.

But many people have chosen to stay put in their hometowns, now ravaged by the fighting.

Al Jazeera's James Bays has this exclusive report from al-Qusayr, along the border between Lebanon and Syria, where women and children are most acutely affected by the serious shortages of food, water and electricity.