A football match organized in Idlib by Syrian activists aimed to draw attention to the displaced's struggle in the conflicted province made worse by winter conditions. The event, offering interesting scenes thanks to enduring mud and rain, made participating Syrian children smile.
Under the scope of the "Let's Live Some Memories" project, Syrian activists came together near the Turkish-Syrian border and organized the event with an aim to attract attention to the plight of displaced Syrian civilians and their struggle to survive.
According to an activist who participated in the match, Yusuf Şaban, the ongoing heavy rain and mud were far from a nuisance since they are used to the harsh conditions of the nine-year-long civil war.
"Every day, when I was visiting the camps, I would see tears in the children's eyes, who were constantly falling due to the mud and getting wet in the rain. Now, we have tried to put a smile on the children's faces with this match. We are covered in mud, but we are happy," Şaban said, speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA).
Another activist, Bessam Hammede, said they organized the match to prove that even under harsh conditions, they have the power to survive.