“This war is very frustrating and sociologically very harmful. Life has become very difficult. I am constantly worried about my children. I don’t allow them to go out. Before the war I used to always take my children out, but now we barely go out. I don’t feel safe at all. I feel like anything could happen anytime.”
“The worst thing about the war is when there are airstrikes and when there were clashes and ground fighting everyone left the area I was living in. I felt alone as I am divorced and alone with my children for the first time, I felt I needed a man to support me and my family. I stayed with my children in the area (Crater) waiting and hoping one of my family members would pass and take us, but no one did.”
“I can’t say we were safe because no one was safe from the bombs and fighting. I and my children were lucky enough that we stayed alive.”
Interview conducted by Hind Abbas, 7 December 2017.
Samar is an entrepreneur who is being supported through the CARE and H&M Foundation Women in Enterprise partnership.