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This citizen journalism image taken on Sunday, April 7, 2013 provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens searching for bodies in the rubble of damaged buildings that were attacked by Syrian forces airstrikes, in the al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. More than 70,000 people have died since Syria's crisis erupted in March 2011. The Syria-based Violations Documentation Center says nearly 9,000 government troops have been killed in two years of fighting between President Bashar Assad's forces and rebels trying to topple him. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

   This citizen journalism image taken on Sunday, April 7, 2013, provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC, shows Syrian citizens searching for bodies in the rubble of damaged buildings bombed by governamental airstrikes, in al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.

   As April 2016,  figures coming from United Nations, Arab League, and Syria-based Violations Documentation Center  has put the overall deaths, since Syria’s crisis erupted in March 2011, to 400,000 people among civilians, governmental troops, national insurgents, and extreme Islamists. The displaced Syrians – internally and in the neighboring countries –  amount to more  than 11 millions. For updated news on Syria conflict see here


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A 2016 destruction in Deir-Zur, a town in the East of Syria – Credit Reuters

 To contribute helping syrian refugees, an eBook publishing – collecting compelling short stories, written in English, will be attempted. This appeal to partecipate is worldwide addressed. The revenues from this ebook sale will be used for a specific aid project by an ONG operating in Syria, or among Syrians refugees abroad.

   Those interested to submit their story should embed it in the body text of their email and send it to brunocastrovinci@gmail.com – when the deadline will be announced on this page –  adding their disclaimer about its copyright. Please write your story in the third person; spellcheck, proofread, and edit it: we won’t rewrite  and publish poorly written works.

   All the authors, deemed worthy to be included among the ebook stories, will be mentioned in a short profile at the end of their work which should not exceed 1500 word count: an example is a short story of mine – written in September 2009 and finalist, in 2010, in the 30th Italian novel contest sponsored by Lions Club – Milano Duomo – which you  can find on this website under Syria subdirectory “A really unusual coincidence“.

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