Almost 5 million Syrian refugees had to run away from their homes. The war that began 5 years ago, has changed the lives of millions of people who, like you, had an ordinary life in an ordinary house.
However there’s still people wondering why they flee to our countries. Perhaps, living their situation will help to change consciences.
Shamehome is not a home exchange agency, it is an independent citizens' initiative of public and private organizations that it is created with a single goal: to shame all those who still wonder why millions of refugees are coming to Europe.
You can join the goal by sharing symbolically your home and thus showing our governments, that the citizens welcome all those refugees who prefer to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to continue living there.
It's summer time, vacation time, Homs, Aleppo, Latakia, Palmyra, Damascus ... or what's left of them, are waiting.Would you change your life for his?
4.8 million Syrian refugees
4.8 million Syrian refugees, divided mainly between Turkey (over 1.7 million), Lebanon (1.2 million), Jordan (622,000, including 100,000 received in the Zaatari refugee camp, the second largest world after Dadaab, Kenya), Iraqi Kurdistan (250,000) and Egypt (136,000). Half of them are children.
Life expectancy down to 55
Life expectancy has dropped from 75.9 years in 2010 to 55.7 years at the end of 2014 (27%). 5.6 million children need help, it is a 31% more than a year ago. Of these children, about two million live under siege in areas where humanitarian aid can not be accessed by the fighting.
80% of the population now lives in poverty; 30% in extreme poverty, struggling to meet their basic food needs. Nearly three million Syrians have lost their jobs, which means that about 12 million have lost their main source of income. Unemployment has risen from 14.9% in 2011 to 57.7% in 2014.
Without light or electricity
83% of the electricity is out, according to the research conducted by the academic Xi Li of Wuhan University (China), which compares satellite images captured between March 2011 and February 2015. In Damascus, the capital, the 33% of the lights have become extinct, while in the most affected cities by the war, the figure is 97%.
2.6 million children can not attend school (many are destroyed or parents are afraid of attacks to schools).
More than 12.2 million dependent on emergency humanitarian aid to survive (the budget for humanitarian aid required for 2016 is estimated at 8.000 billion dollars, today only the 2% is covered).