While I was doing some research for a post on my opinion blog, Gulf South Free Press, I came across an article that shows the cost of conflict and the price of survival for some refugees……
Walk among the plastic tents in one corner of this sprawling, dust-swept desert camp packed with Syrian refugees, and a young woman in a white headscarf signals.
“Come in, you’ll have a good time,” suggests Nada, 19, who escaped from the southern border town of Daraa into Jordan several months ago. Her father, sporting a salt-and-pepper beard and a traditional red-checkered headscarf, sits outside under the scorching sun, watching silently.
Nada prices her body at $7, negotiable. Her daily income averages $70 a day.
Several tents away, a clean-shaven, tattooed young Syrian man, who says he was a barber back in the city of Idlib, offers his wife. “You can have her all day for $70,” he promises. He says he never imagined he would be selling his own wife, but he needs to send money back to his parents and in-laws in Syria, about $200 a month.
I am not sure that this story is accurate….I find the the “Times” has been known to print some propaganda from time to time…..
My question is what happens to these women when the conflict ends and they try to go home…..will this attempt at survival be used against them?
Please forgive the thought here….but these women are f*cked both physically and literally……this is so sad.
Just something to think about on this day waiting for the next storm to hit land.