The biggest dream of IDPs in Syria is the liberation of their occupied lands in the new year and returning to their homes. Mother Cihan and her family from Girê Spî are among those who are waiting for the day they will return their occupied land.
Thousands of families in Northern and Eastern Syria welcome the New Year in immigration camps. Mother Cihan and her family, one of those families, also hope that their lands will be freed from the Turkish state and its gangs in the new year and that they will return freely to their homes.
Cihan, mother of 5 girls and 2 boys, was forced to leave her lands after the invasion of Girê Spî as a result of the attacks of the Turkish state and its gangs on 9 October 2019.
NEW YEAR AWAY FROM HOME
Even though it is difficult to live under migration conditions, mother Cihan continues to resist with the hope of returning home. She said, “When we return home once our land is liberated, the new year would bring us happiness. We are now far from home and we are entering the new year bitterly.”
Cihan and her family, who live in a rented house in Kobanê, stated that they will resist to the end and will support the SDF, which will liberate their land.
"We want nothing but peace, trust and return to our lands".
The woman said her 15-year-old daughter Sidar went to Turkey with her grandparents when the Turkish state and its gang attacked Girê Spî and they did not receive news from her for 2 years. She wishes to reunite with her daughter in 2021.
Her 7-year-old son Mohammed says he wants to welcome the new year on his own land, like all other children.